Hyundai A-League news in 60 seconds

Today’s latest and quirkiest news from across the Hyundai A-League.

Pressure on Burns with Phoenix free pizza promo!

Phoenix fans have extra reason for wanting Nathan Burns to score against Newcastle this weekend. The Socceroo striker’s sponsor Hell Pizza will give fans who attend this weekend’s match a free snack-sized pizza should Burns find the back of the net. They’ll also have Nathan Burns face masks. But what if he scores a hat-trick? Go Burnsy! 

Burns netted Wellington Phoenix's first ever hat-trick.

New kit for Sydney FC

The Sky Blues will wear a special charity strip against the Mariners on Saturday, with each jersey to feature a Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation logo, with 200 to go on sale to raise funds for the foundation. Well done Sydney. 

Sydney FC third strip

Mariners sunk in ACL 

Central Coast’s hopes of playing in their fifth Asian Champions League campaign in six years were dashed as they went down 3-1 to Guangzhou R & F in their ACL qualifier on Tuesday night – which included a spectacular own goal by Josh Rose.

Guangzhou R&F celebrate scoring against the Mariners in Gosford.

Duff stuffed, Jaliens in at City

Import Damien Duff looks llike missing the rest of the season with City due to calf and ankle injuries but they have signed ex-Jets skipper Kew Jaliens on a short-term deal.

City forward Damien Duff controls the ball ahead of Mariners winger Nick Fitzgerald.