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A-League review - Round 12

Round 12 of A-League action was highlighted by Wellington Phoenix's 6-0 demolition of Gold Coast United.

The New Zealand club could do no wrong as they accounted for the team who was leading the league going into round 12.

In other matches, the Newcastle Jets notched up their first win since round 4, netting two early goals to defeat Central Coast Mariners in the F3 derby, reigning champions Melbourne Victory extended their winning run over Adelaide United to eight matches by winning 3-1, the plucky North Queensland Fury came from behind to beat Perth Glory 2-1 and Sydney FC survived a few late scares to go back on top of the table with a 2-1 win over the Brisbane Roar.

Newcastle Jets: 2 (Michael BRIDGES 8', Labinot HALITI 14') Central Coast Mariners: 1 (Adam KWASNIK 19') Friday, 23 October 2009 Venue: EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Crowd: 6,188 Yellow Cards:New - Fabio VIGNAROLI 16', Ben KANTAROVSKI 38' CCM - Dean HEFFERNAN 16'

Melbourne Victory: 3 (Mate DUGANDZIC 18'/56', Adrian LEIJER 89') Adelaide United: 1 (Adam HUGHES 64') Saturday, 24 October 2009 Venue: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Crowd: 21,182 Yellow Cards:MV - Surat SUKHA 52', Mate DUGANDZIC 53' AU - nil

North Queensland Fury: 2 (Robbie FOWLER 65', Dyron DAAL 71') Perth Glory: 1 (Victor SIKORA 25') Saturday, 24 October 2009 Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Crowd: 6,332 Yellow Cards:NQF - Paul KOHLER 58' PG - nil

Wellington Phoenix: 6 (DANIEL 28/52', Tim BROWN 48', Chris GREENACRE 53', Paul IFILL 60', Troy HEARFIELD 82') Gold Coast United: 0 Sunday, 25 October 2009 Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington Crowd: 6,571 Yellow Cards:WP - Chris GREENACRE 24', Tim BROWN 56', Jiang CHEN 78' GCU - Steve PANTELIDIS 38', ROBSON 85'

Sydney FC: 2 (Alex BROSQUE 54', Karol KISEL 69') Brisbane Roar: 1 (Isaka CERNAK 72') Sunday, 25 October 2009 Venue:Sydney Football Stadium, SydneyCrowd: 8,456 Yellow Cards: Sung Hwan BYUN 90+4' BR - Andrew PACKER 77'

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