Another interesting week of A-League action has seen the table begin to take some sort of shape.
Perth Glory managed to remain on top thanks to a last-gasp penalty scored by Robbie Fowler to force a 2-2 draw with an unlucky Melbourne Heart yesterday who managed to jump off the bottom of the table with the point they received.
In other matches, Adelaide United went to second following their 3-2 away win over North Queensland Fury on Saturday evening which forced the Townsville club to fall to fourth, Brisbane Roar climbed to third with a solid 1-0 home win over Wellington Phoenix who dropped to seventh on Friday night, Melbourne Victory's 1-0 away win over Gold Coast United enabled them to move to fifth with the losers dropping to eighth and reigning champs Sydney FC fell to the bottom after their 1-1 draw with Central Coast Mariners who dropped to sixth.
Brisbane Roar:1 (Kosta BARBAROUSES 73') Wellington Phoenix: 0 Date: Friday, 27 August 2010 Venue:Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Referee: Chris Beath Crowd: 7,339 Yellow cards:BR - Matt McKAY 70' WP - Paul IFILL 11', Vince LIA 35', Tim BROWN 45'+1, Andrew DURANTE 53', Mirjan PAVLOVIC 75'
North Queensland Fury: 2 (Isaka CERNAK 8', David WILLIAMS 87') Adelaide United:3 (Marcos FLORES 22', Brett STUDMAN 50' (og), Daniel MULLEN 56') Date: Saturday 28 August 2010 Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Referee: Peter Green Crowd: 6,130 Yellow cards:NQF - Osama MALIK 46' AU - Mathew LECKIE 84'
Sydney FC: 1 (Rhyan GRANT 47') Central Coast Mariners: 1 (Patricio PEREZ 71'(pen)) Date: Saturday, 28 August 2010 Venue:Sydney Football Stadium, SydneyReferee: Matthew Breeze Crowd: 10,147 Yellow Cards:SYD - Stephan KELLER 71', Stuart MUSIALIK 75', Scott JAMIESON 77', Mark BRIDGE 78' CCM - Joshua ROSE 64', John HUTCHINSON 90+2' Red cards:SYD - Liam REDDY 71'
Gold Coast United: 0 Melbourne Victory:1 (Robbie KRUSE 20') Date: Sunday, 29 August 2010 Venue: Skilled Park, Robina Referee:Ben WilliamsCrowd: 3,624 Yellow cards:GCU - Kristian REES 24' MV - Mate DUGANDZIC 22'
Melbourne Heart: 2 (Gerald SIBON 4' (pen), Nick KALMAR 37') Perth Glory: 2 (Michael MARRONE 19' (og), Robbie FOWLER 90'+3 (pen)) Date: Sunday, 29 August 2010 Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne Referee: Kurt Ams Crowd 5,878 Yellow cards:MH - Wayne SRHOJ 52', Matt THOMPSON 82', Dean HEFFERNAN 88', Brendan HAMILL 89' PG - Naum SEKULOVSKI 4'