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A-League review - Round 18

Again another interesting weekend of A-League action which kicked off on Friday night with North Queensland Fury defeating Perth Glory.

The Fury dominated proceedings at home but could only hit the back of the net once through David Williams - his first goal for the club.

Elsewhere in the league, ten man Sydney FC recorded a gritty 1-0 away win over Wellington Phoenix in tough conditions in Palmerston North thanks to a Steve Corica penalty, league leaders Melbourne Victory continued on their merry way with a comfortable 3-0 win away against Central Coast Mariners, Adelaide United also scored an away win over the Brisbane Roar and the Newcastle Jets rocketed to fourth on the table with a 3-2 home win over Gold Coast United.

North Queensland Fury: 1 (David Williams '32) Perth Glory: 0 Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium Crowd: 5,287 Yellow cards:NQF - Paul Kohler '64, Rostyn Griffiths '82, Justin Pasfield '90+3 PG - Andy Todd '52, Chris Coyne '66

Wellington Phoenix: 0 Sydney FC: 1 (Steve Corica (p) '16) Venue: FMG Stadium, Palmerston North Crowd: 6,936 Yellow cards:WP - Jon McKain '15, Vince Lia '34, Daniel '90+1 SYD - Steve Corica '71, Alex Brosqeu '78, Clint Bolton '84 Red cards:SYD - Simon Colosimo '80

Central Coast Mariners: 0 Melbourne Victory: 3 (Carlos Hernandez '56, Matthew Kemp '70, Nigel Boogard (og) '77) Venue: Bluetongue Stadium Crowd: 7,571 Yellow cards:CCM - Dean Heffernan '49, John Hutchinson '58, Nigel Boogaard '85 MV - Leigh Broxham '68

Brisbane Roar: 0 Adelaide United: 1 (Fabian Barbiero '77) Venue: Suncorp Stadium Crowd: 5,801 Yellow cards:BR - David Dodd '60 AU - nil

Newcastle Jets: 3 (Jobe Wheelhouse '6, Sean Rooney '70, Sasho Petrovski '81) Gold Coast United: 2 (Shane Smeltz (p) '44, '83) Venue: EnergyAustralia Stadium Crowd: 5,254 Yellow cards:NJ - Jobe Wheelhouse '24, Ben Kantarovski '44, Tarek Elrich '53 GCU - Anderson '50, Steve Pantelidis '65, Bas van den Brink '77

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