A-League Scoreboard - Round 2
Central Coast's strong start to the A-League season continued with the
Mariners recording a comfortable 3-0 victory over Wellington Phoenix at
Bluetongue Stadium.
After an injury-riddled first two seasons, Nick Mrdja celebrated his return
to fitness with a 7th minute strike to give the Mariners an early lead; and
when Adam Kwasnik landed one just 6 minutes later the game already
looked beyond the Phoenix' reach. Mrdja's second before the break put
the issue beyond doubt.
The Phoenix lifted after half-time, and pressed for a goal to restore some
respectability; but it wasn't to be, with the Mariners recording a 3-0
victory.
Central Coast Mariners 3 (Mrdja 7, 34; A Kwasnik 13) Wellington
Phoenix 0
.
Referee - P Green. Crowd - 9,052 at Bluetongue Stadium.

As was the case in round 1, Sydney FC were slow out of the blocks when
they hosted Adelaide United, and the Reds made them pay when Richie
Alagich headed one home after just 8 minutes. But this time the locals
would fight back when Ufuk Talay equalised just 4 minutes later.
1-1 at the break, and with 16 minutes to go Sydney FC hit the lead after
a fine effort from Alex Brosque. But the lead was to be short-lived, with a
defensive mix-up minutes later giving Nathan Burns the simplest of shots
to level the game.
Sydney FC 2 (U Talay 12, A Brosque 74) Adelaide United 2 (R Alagich
8, N Burns 76).
Referee - M Shield. Crowd - 14,233 at Sydney Football Stadium.

A good crowd of over 31,000 turned up to Telstra Dome on Saturday
night for reigning champions Melbourne Victory's first game of the new
campaign, and they had reason to feel confident against a Perth Glory side
that had never taken a point from their travels to Melbourne in the past.
But, weakened by the loss of Fred up forward, the Victory were unable
to convert any of their numerous chances; and 0-0 was how it finished.
Melbourne Victory 0 Perth Glory 0.
Referee -
P O'Leary. Crowd - 31,545 at Telstra Dome.
The early rounds of the A-League have had plenty of drawn matches, and another was played at
Energy Australia Stadium on Sunday when Newcastle Jets and Queensland Roar shared the points.
Scoreless at the break, it was the Queenslanders who took the lead when the Jets' Joel Griffiths lost
his footing, enabling Reinaldo to drill the ball into the Jets' net. But, with just one minute to go and
all looking lost, Griffiths redeemed himself by earning a free kick just outside the area, which he
steered around the wall to get the late equaliser.
The 1-1 draw maintains an extraordinary ladder, with the Mariners already 4 points clear of the rest
of the competition.
Newcastle Jets 1 (J Griffiths 89) Queensland Roar 1 (Reinaldo 70).
Referee - S Przydacz. Crowd - 13,144 at Energy Australia Stadium.
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