Melbourne Victory were stunned at home when Newcastle recorded
an upset 2-0 win. It was the Griffiths twins who did the damage, with
Adam getting on the board after just 8 minutes and Joel putting the
result beyond doubt in the closing minutes of the game. It was a dirty
day for the Victory, especially for Steven Pantelidis who was given his
marching orders shortly after the hour mark, forcing the home side to
defend grimly in the closing stages. The result sees the Jets join the
Mariners on 17 points on top of the table.
Melbourne Victory 0  Newcastle Jets 2 (A Griffiths 8, J Griffiths 88).
Yellow Cards : Victory - R Vargas 60. Jets - M Thompson 3, N
Spencer 50, J Griffiths 71, M Bridge 79).
Red Cards : Victory - S Pantelidis 66.
Referee - M Breeze. Crowd - 27,123 at Telstra Dome.

It was a night of fluctating fortunes at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday
night when the winless Perth Glory travelled to take on Queensland
Roar. But it was the Glory who looked set for a stunning upset early,
after Socceroo Craig Moore conceded an own-goal and Jamie Harnwell
got on the scoresheet after 43 minutes. The Glory were on a high,
but were dragged down to earth in injury time in the first half when
Marcinho found space to pull a goal back for the Roar.
The game turned again when Lynch was brought down in the penalty
area, and he made no mistake to level the scores. And when he
pounced on a cross to bang home another goal with only 4 minutes
left on the clock, the Roar appeared headed for victory. But with 3
minutes of injury time having been played and the referee ready to
look at his watch, Jamie Harnwell's shot was saved but rebounded to
Coyne to score unopposed and salvage a point for the embattled Glory.
Queensland Roar 3 (Marcinho 45, S Lynch 69pen, 86) Perth Glory 3
(C Moore 18og, J Harnwell 43, J Coyne 90).
Yellow Cards : Roar - M Zullo 31, C Moore 88) Glory - J Coyne 51, J
Downey 68, L Bertos 73, B Celeski 79).
Referee - B Williams. Crowd - 16,715 at Suncorp Stadium.

With Branco Culina sacked, new coach John Kosmina forced to watch
from the grandstand and Sydney FC drifting down the ladder, few
gave the Sydney team a chance when they hosted front-runners
Central Coast. But Sydney FC responded, finding a fighting character
when their backs were to the wall and coming out firing. Striker Alex
Brosque was influential, scoring twice in the first half and missing out
on a hat-trick when a shot from the penalty spot his the goalpost.
 
Played
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
G.D.
Strk
Adelaide United
10
4
5
1
18
11
17
+7
W3
Central Coast Mariners
10
5
2
3
12
8
17
+4
L1
Newcastle Jets
10
4
5
1
11
7
17
+4
W1
Melbourne Victory
10
3
5
2
11
12
14
-1
L1
Queensland Roar
10
3
4
3
12
13
13
-1
D2
Sydney FC
10
3
3
4
11
12
12
-1
W1
Wellington Phoenix
10
2
2
6
14
20
8
-6
L4
Perth Glory
10
0
6
4
9
15
6
-6
D1
ROUND 10:
Friday 26th October
Melbourne Victory 0 Newcastle Jets 2
Saturday 27th October
Queensland Roar 3 Perth Glory 3
Sunday 28th October
Sydney FC 3 Central Coast Mariners 2
Adelaide United 4 Wellington Phoenix 1

ROUND 11:
Friday 2nd November
Adelaide United v Queensland Roar (8.00)
Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix (8.00)
Saturday 3rd November
Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC (7.00)
Sunday 4th November
Central Cst M'ners v Melb Victory (5.00)
But the Mariners were not a side to be taken lightly, and two quality strikes from John Hutchinson
reduced the margin to 3-2 with still more than half an hour on the clock. But Sydney FC steadied,
showing a depth of character so often missing this season to record a remarkable win and remain in
finals contention.
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Sydney FC 3 (A Brosque 16, 26, T Popovic 32) Central Coast Mariners 2 (J Hutchinson 27, 57).
Yellow Cards : Sydney - U Talay 86, C Bolton 87 Mariners - J Hutchinson 51, N Jedinak 53, T
Vidmar 64).
Referee - M Shield. Crowd - 17,652 at Sydney Football Stadium.

With Central Coast having gone down, Adelaide United took the opportunity to take top spot on the
table when they defeated Wellington Phoenix 4-1 at Hindmarsh Stadium. The Phoenix made an ideal
start when Shane Smeltz got on the board after just 3 minutes, but an instant reply from Dez Giraldi
took the wind out of the New Zealand club's sails and they were never able to create any more
serious chances for the remainder of the game.
Instead, after scores were locked at 1-1 at half-time, the Reds raced away after the break with Burns
and Pantelis recording goals within 5 minutes of the restart. And when Jason Spagnuolo lobbed a
shot over advancing Phoenix keeper Mark Paston into the net after 75 minutes the contest was over;
with the Reds having captured top spot as the competition reaches the half-way mark; while the
Phoenix, after a promising start to the year, have lost 4 in a row and are falling off the pace.
Adelaide United 4 (D Giraldi 5, N Burns 49, L Pantelis 50, J Spagnuolo 75) Wellington Phoenix 1
(S Smeltz 3).
Yellow Cards : Adelaide - Cassio 24 Phoenix - V Lia 83.
Referee - S Przydacz. Crowd - 11,740 at Hindmarsh Stadium.
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