2005 A-League Pre-Season Challenge Cup

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2005 A-League Pre-Season Challenge Cup
Country  Australia
 New Zealand
Teams 8
Champions Central Coast Mariners (1st title)
Runners-up Perth Glory
Matches played 15
Goals scored 34 (2.27 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Bobby Despotovski
Nik Mrdja
Sasho Petrovski
(6 goals)
2006

The 2005 A-League Pre-Season Challenge Cup was played in the lead up to the inaugural (2005-06) A-League season. It was won by the Central Coast Mariners, who beat Perth Glory in the final.

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Melbourne Victory 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
Perth Glory 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Adelaide United 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
Newcastle Jets 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2

Newcastle Jets 1 – 1 Melbourne Victory
Deans Goal 28' Summary Thompson Goal 85'
Attendance: 1,864
Referee: James Lewis (Australia)

Adelaide United 2 - 2 Perth Glory
Aloisi Goal 54'
Valkanis Goal 62'
Summary Valkanis Goal 29' (o.g.)
Despotovski Goal 52'
Attendance: 5,263
Referee: Craig Zetter (Australia)

Adelaide United 1 - 1 Newcastle Jets
Valkanis Goal 74' Summary Johnson Goal 79'
Attendance: 6,750

Melbourne Victory 1 - 0 Perth Glory
Thompson Goal 60' Summary
Attendance: 4,528

Melbourne Victory 0 - 0 Adelaide United
Summary
Attendance: 4,687
Referee: Perry Mur (Australia)

Perth Glory 2 - 1 Newcastle Jets
Despotovski Goal 12'61' Summary Thompson Goal 29'
Attendance: 7,089

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Sydney FC 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
Central Coast Mariners 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
Queensland Roar 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3 4
New Zealand Knights 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0

Central Coast Mariners 3 - 1 Queensland Roar
Mrdja Goal 22'40'59' Summary Tollenaere Goal 29'

Sydney FC 3 - 1 New Zealand Knights
Yorke Goal 25' (pen.)
Petrovski Goal 45'72'
Summary Fitzsimmons Goal 83'
Attendance: 8,714

New Zealand Knights 0 - 5 Queensland Roar
Summary Brownlie Goal 8'9'
Tollenaere Goal 82'
Moon Goal 90'
Murdocca Goal 90'

Central Coast Mariners 0 - 2 Sydney FC
Summary Corica Goal 57'
Petrovski Goal 79'
Attendance: 8,362

New Zealand Knights 0 - 1 Central Coast Mariners
Summary Brown Goal 5'
Attendance: 2,269

Queensland Roar 0 - 0 Sydney FC
Summary
Attendance: 4,500

Finals

Semi-finals

Melbourne Victory 1 - 3 Central Coast Mariners
Byrnes Goal 31', Red card 72' Summary Pondeljak Goal 39' (pen.)53'
Brown Goal 66'
Attendance: 4,500

Sydney FC 0 - 1 Perth Glory
Summary Ward Goal 90'
Attendance: 3,424

Final

Central Coast Mariners 1 - 0 Perth Glory
Petrie Goal 39' Report
Attendance: 6,609

Top scorers

Position Player Club Goals
1 Australia Nik Mrdja Central Coast Mariners 3
Australia Bobby Despotovski Perth Glory
Australia Sasho Petrovski Sydney FC
4 Australia Michael Valkanis Adelaide United 2
Australia Damien Brown Central Coast Mariners
Australia Tom Pondeljak Central Coast Mariners
Australia Archie Thompson Melbourne Victory
Australia Royce Brownlie Queensland Roar
Australia Reece Tollenaere Queensland Roar
10 Australia Ross Aloisi Adelaide United 1
Scotland Stewart Petrie Central Coast Mariners
Australia Mark Byrnes Melbourne Victory
Australia Steve Fitzsimmons New Zealand Knights
Australia Craig Deans Newcastle Jets
Australia Richard Johnson Newcastle Jets
Australia Matt Thompson Newcastle Jets
Australia Warren Moon Queensland Roar
Australia Massimo Murdocca Queensland Roar
Australia Nick Ward Perth Glory
Australia Steve Corica Sydney FC
Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke Sydney FC
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