As they did against the Mariners last week, Queensland Roar got off to a
flying start; and again it was wonderkids Michael Zullo and Robbie Kruse
were in the thick of it, with Zullo creating space before centering to
Kruse. His first shot was blocked by Jets' keeper Ante Covic, but the ball
rebounded back to Kruse who popped it past Covic before he had a
chance to regain his footing.
1-0 to the Roar at the break, but it didn't take long for the scoreboard to
change again after the restart. Jets' Troy Hearfield was brought down in
the box in the opening minute of the second half, and Joel Griffiths made
no mistake in slotting home the penalty. For the remainder of the game
both sides created plenty of chances, but neither was able to find a
winner.
Newcastle Jets 1 (J Griffiths 47 pen) Queensland Roar 1 (R Kruse 1).
Yellow Cards : Jets - Denni 33, S Laybutt 65. Roar - M McKay 82, B
Griffin 90.
Referee - M Shield. Crowd - 12,326 at Energy Australia Stadium.

Adelaide United moved to second place on the A-League ladder, while
Sydney FC's dismal home record continued when the Reds recorded a 1-0
victory at the Sydney Football Stadium. Deadlocked at the break, the
game swung in favour of the visiting team just 7 minutes after the restart
when Travis Dodd set up Luke Pantelis whose shot snuck under Sydney
FC keeper Clint Bolton into the corner of the net.
Sydney FC pressed for an equaliser, but it didn't come; and the Reds went
on to record their first victory in Sydney. The result places Sydney FC in
the crisis zone, with poor performances and falling attendances causing
the once-glamour club to reconsider its direction. Coach Branco Culina was
sacked after the match.
Click here to see Harboursport's photo gallery of this game.
Sydney FC 0  Adelaide United 1 (L Pantellis 53).
Yellow Cards : Sydney - M Rudan 57, R Middleby 85. Adelaide - D Giraldi
50, R Cornthwaite 69, L Pantellis 73.
Referee - M Breeze. Crowd - 12,922 at Sydney Football Stadium.
 
Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
G.D.
Strk
Central Coast Mariners
9
5
2
2
10
5
17
+5
W1
Adelaide United
9
3
5
1
14
10
14
+4
W2
Newcastle Jets
9
3
5
1
9
7
14
+2
D1
Melbourne Victory
9
3
5
1
11
10
14
+1
W1
Queensland Roar
9
3
3
3
9
10
12
-1
D1
Sydney FC
9
2
3
4
8
10
9
-2
L1
Wellington Phoenix
9
2
2
5
13
16
8
-3
L3
Perth Glory
9
0
5
4
6
12
5
-6
L1
Wellington Phoenix's losing streak stretched to 3 games after the competition newcomers suffered a
heartbreaking 2-1 defeat at home to ladder leaders Central Coast Mariners. After Dean Heffernan
gave the Mariners an early lead, the Phoenix equalised after 24 minutes when marquee signing
Ahmed Elrich landed a long-range strike.
After the break the Mariners had a chance to go 2-1 up when Matt Simon was brought down in the
penalty area; but Sasho Petrovski's kick went wide.
The Phoenix continued to look for a winner, but it was not to be. The game appeared destined for a
draw, but in injury time defender Jeremy Christie miskicked a clearance which landed straight at the
feet of Petrovski, who made no mistake in scoring the winner. The result maintained the Mariners'
lead at the top of the ladder, while the Phoenix are in serious danger of falling off the finals pace.
Wellington Phoenix 1 (A Elrich 24) Central Coast Mariners 2 (D Heffernan 16, S Petrovski 90).
Yellow Cards : Phoenix - T Brown 30, Daniel 56, T Lochhead 57, S Smeltz 58, K Dodd 65.
Mariners - N Boogard 82.
Referee - P Green. Crowd - 10,562 at Westpac Stadium.

Melbourne Victory went into their home clash against Perth Glory as the hottest of favourites, and all
looked to be going according to script early. The Victory dominated possession early, and after 25
minutes Carlos Hernandez scored from a tight angle to put the locals in front. The second came just
8 minutes later, when a corner found Vargas, who headed to Archie Thompson. 2-0 up, and it
looked the Victory were headed for a comfortable win.
But the Glory wouldn't lie down. Jamie Harnwell missed a golden opportunity to get one goal back,
but made up for it just before half time when his header beat the desperate save attempt from
Victory keeper Michael Theoklitos. After the break the Glory pressed, forcing corner after corner; but
the elusive goal to snatch the draw would not come.
Melbourne Victory 2 (C Hernandez 25, A Thompson 33) Perth Glory 1 (J Harnwell 43).
Yellow Cards : Victory - S Ryall 45, S Pantelidis 53.
Referee - S Przydacz. Crowd - 25,598 at Telstra Dome.
ALSO IN A-LEAGUE

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