A pulsating F3 Derby, wins for the top two and Phoenix cause a shock in Brisbane. Recap the scores, video and reaction in your Monday morning fix of the weekend’s Hyundai A-League.
Melbourne City 1-3 Sydney FC
The Sky Blues’ losing streak ended at one week after another ruthless performance, this time at AAMI Park. Marquee star Bobo bagged a brace for the visitors in another cracking contest between these two, which swung on Manny Muscat’s first-half red card for City.
Brisbane Roar 1-2 Wellington Phoenix
Wellington kept their finals hopes alive with a shock win over the battle-weary Roar at Suncorp. A goal in each half to Shane Smeltz and Roy Krishna were enough to get the Kiwi side home, earning some respct back after for 5-1 defeat at home just seven days earlier.
Melbourne Victory 2-1 Adelaide United
More fabulous entertainment at AAMI Park! It took until midway through the second half for Victory to break Adelaide’s resistance, with some Rojas brilliance and a 50th goal in Big V colours for Berisha ensured maximum points for Kevin Muscat’s troops as they stay in the Premiership race behind Sydney FC by eight points.
Perth Glory 2-0 Western Sydney Wanderers
Glory’s late-season surge gained further momentum with a dominant win over the Wanderers in the west. Diego Castro set up both goals – which came in stoppage-time at the end of both halves – in a win that see Kenny Lowe’s men jump from fifth spot to third on the A-League ladder.
Newcastle Jets 1-1 Central Coast Mariners
There was nothing splitting these F3 rivals as the Mariners came from behind to take a point in a typically intense derby. It was a sixth straight draw between these two in the Hunter, with Wanderers happiest with this result as it didn’t help either either side in their quest to make the top six.