A-League review – Round 16

Melbourne Victory re-asserted their recent dominance on the A-League, going five points clear on top of the table after a 4-0 mauling of Gold Coast United in Round 16.

Melbourne Victory re-asserted their recent dominance on the A-League, going five points clear on top of the table after a 4-0 mauling of Gold Coast United in Round 16.

In other matches, Central Coast and Perth played out a nil-all draw on Friday night, North Queensland jumped off the bottom of the table with a 2-1 win over Adelaide United, the Newcastle Jets returned to form with a 3-1 win in Sydney and Brisbane Roar showed they have some fight in them, defeating Wellington Phoenix 4-1 at home.

Central Coast Mariners: 0
Perth Glory: 0
Venue: Bluetongue Stadium
Crowd: 7,857
Yellow cards: CCM - Dean Heffernan ‘90
PER - Jacob Burns ’30, Mile Sterjovski ‘67

Melbourne Victory: 4 (Robbie Kruse ’28, Nicky Ward ‘45+1, Archie Thompson ’54, ’68)
Gold Coast United: 0
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Crowd: 20,537
Yellow cards: MV - nil
GCU - nil

North Queensland Fury: 2 (Daniel McBreen ’38, Robbie Fowler ’67)
Adelaide United: 1 (Cristiano ‘90+2)
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium
Crowd: 5,356
Yellow cards: NQF - Daniel McBreen ‘16
AU - Mark Rudan ’54, Kristian Sarkies ’59, Iain Fyfe ‘89

Sydney FC: 1 (Alex Brosque ’75)
Newcastle Jets: 3 (Mark Bridges ‘24(p), ’50, Matt Thompson ’58)
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 10,114
Yellow cards: SYD - nil
NEW - Jin-Hyung Song ‘1, Ben Kantarovski ‘73

Brisbane Roar: 4 (Reinaldo ’17, ’56, Sergio van Dijk ’79, David Dodd ‘90+1)
Wellington Phoenix: 1 (Chris Greenacre ’27)
Venue: Suncorp Stadium
Crowd: 6,307
Yellow cards: BRI - Josh McCloughan ‘69
WP - Leo Bertos’ 72, Ben Sigmund ‘77
Red cards: WP - Manny Muscat ‘57

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