Having claimed top spot after round 10, Adelaide United immediately
lost their pole position when they were defeated at home by
Queensland Roar. In driving rain, the Roar created numerous chances,
but it was a powerful strike by Brazilian import Reinaldo shortly after
the hour that was to prove the difference between the two sides.
Stunned into action, the Reds pressed hard, but were unable to find
an equaliser. The result will cost the Reds top spot on the table, but
sees the Queensland side only two points behind Adelaide and in the
running to qualify for their first A-League finals appearance.
Adelaide United 0  Queensland Roar 1 (Reinaldo 63).
Yellow Cards : Adelaide - J Salley 24, Cassio 45, R Cornthwaite 90.
Queensland - C Moore 37, Reinaldo 90.
Referee - P Green. Crowd - 10,705 at Hindmarsh Stadium.

The demise of the once-powerful Perth Glory was completed on
Friday when the club who had once dominated the old NSL was
humbled by competition newcomers Wellington Phoenix, a team who
came into this match off a 4-match losing streak and who had
travelled across 4 time zones to play this match. The winner came
from Daniel shortly after half time, but the Glory were never in the
contest. The WA club have not won a game since November last
year, the attendances have collapsed and morale at the club is at an
all-time low. Following this match, the club have finally lost patience
with coach Ron Smith, who was axed after this match and replaced
with David Mitchell.
Perth Glory 0  Wellington Phoenix 1 (Daniel 51).
Yellow Cards : Glory - S Colosimo 11, N Topor-Stanley 68. Phoenix
-
V Lia 12, Daniel 75, R Johnson 78, J Christie 85.
Referee - S Przydacz. Crowd - 7,105 at Members Equity Stadium.

With Adelaide having lost on Friday night, Newcastle Jets had an
opportunity to move to the top of the A-League ladder; but the
chance went begging when the Jets were defeated at home 1-0 by
Sydney FC. The Sydney club's resurgence under new coach John
Kosmina continued, with the team displaying a passion and
commitment to the cause so often missing during the Branco Culina
era. English import Michael Bridges, playing just his second game for
Sydney FC, landed the only score of the game with a quality strike
from the edge of the box that beat the outstretched arms of the
keeper into the corner of the net. It was a result that opens up the
competition; with Sydney FC still outside the top 4 but just 2 points
behind Adelaide and Newcastle for second place.
Click here to see Harboursport's photo gallery of this match.
Newcastle Jets 0  Sydney FC 1 (M Bridges 69).
Yellow Cards : Jets - Denni 25, A Griffiths 26, A Covic 64. Sydney -
M Milligan 22, R Zadkovich 47, M Bridges 86.
Referee - M Breeze. Crowd - 16,433 at Energy Australia Stadium.
ROUND 11:
Friday 2nd November
Adelaide United 0 Queensland Roar 1
Perth Glory 0 Wellington Phoenix 1
Saturday 3rd November
Newcastle Jets 0 Sydney FC 1
Sunday 4th November
Central Cst M'ners 2 Melb Victory 1

ROUND 12:
Friday 9th November
Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory (8.00)
Saturday 10th November
Central Cst Mariners v Adelaide Utd (5.00)
Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC (7.00)
Sunday 11th November
Queensland Roar v Wellington P'nix (6.00)
 
Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
G.D.
Strk
Central Coast Mariners
11
6
2
3
14
9
20
+5
W1
Adelaide United
11
4
5
2
18
12
17
+6
L1
Newcastle Jets
11
4
5
2
11
8
17
+3
L1
Queensland Roar
11
4
4
3
13
13
16
0
W1
Sydney FC
11
4
3
4
12
12
15
0
W2
Melbourne Victory
11
3
5
3
12
14
14
-2
L2
Wellington Phoenix
11
3
2
6
15
20
11
-5
W1
Perth Glory
11
0
6
5
9
16
6
-7
L1
With Adelaide and Newcastle having lost this round, Central Coast took the opportunity to return to
top spot when the Mariners defeated Melbourne Victory 2-1 at home on Sunday afternoon. The
defending champions found themselves a man short after 21 minutes when a late challenge by Joe
Keenan resulted in the Victory defender being given his marching orders. But the Victory took the
lead after 77 minutes when Hernandez found the net; but the lead was to be short-lived as Sasho
Petrovski pounced on the crumbs from a corner to rifle home an equaliser. With time running out,
the Mariners took the lead when Tom Pondeljak found himself in the right spot at the right time
after a corner found his unmarked to make the game safe for the Mariners. Petrovki found himself
marched after a second yellow, while Rodrigo Vargas' red card in injury time saw the Victory
complete the match with just 9 players on the pitch.
Central Coast Mariners 2 (S Petrovski 82, T Pondeljak 88) Melbourne Victory 1 (C Hernandez
77).
Yellow Cards : Central Coast - J Hutchinson 59, S Petrovski 72 89). Victory - nil.
Red Cards : Central Coast - S Petrovski 89. Victory - J Keenan 29, R Bargas 89.
Referee - M Shield. Crowd - 11,354 at Bluetongue Stadium.
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