Results from A-League Round 5 saw the table begin to take shape and gave us joint leaders at the top.
The Reds now have three wins and two draws, joining the Glory who managed to get over the Wellington Phoenix 2-1 yesterday. Both clubs are on 11 points and have scored 10 goals and conceded six to share top spot.
On Friday night, Central Coast Mariners continued their good run of form against clubs from Melbourne by defeating the Victory 2-0 to go fourth on the table whilst last season's runners-up dropped to seventh.
New club Melbourne Heart grabbed their first win - a 1-0 result over North Queensland Fury - to go sixth on equal points with the Fury whilst Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar played out a goalless draw to maintain the Roar's unbeaten and the Jets' winless starts.
Central Coast Mariners:2 (Rostyn GRIFFITHS 21', Daniel MCBREEN 50') Melbourne Victory: 0 Date: Friday, 3 September 2010 Venue: Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Referee: Chris Beath Crowd: 6,829 Yellow cards:CCM - Daniel MCBREEN 24', John HUTCHINSON 29', Rostyn GRIFFITHS 59', Joshua ROSE 63', Mathew RYAN 74' MV - Rodrigo VARGAS 38', Adrian LEIJER 55', Robbie KRUSE 88'
Melbourne Heart:1 (Nick KALMAR 11') North Queensland Fury: 0 Date: Saturday, 4 September 2010 Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne Referee: Gerard Parsons Crowd: 4,184 Yellow cards:MH - ALEX TERRA 41', Wayne SRHOJ 66' NQF - nil
Sydney FC: 1 (Stephan KELLER 58') Adelaide United:3 (Sergio VAN DIJK 9'/53', Mathew LECKIE 37') Date: Saturday, 4 September 2010 Venue:Sydney Football Stadium, SydneyReferee: Peter Green Crowd: 7,558 Yellow cards:SYD - nil
AU - Adam HUGHES 22', Iain FYFE 57'
Newcastle Jets: 0 Brisbane Roar: 0 Date: Sunday, 5 September 2010 Venue: EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones Crowd: 7,066 Yellow cards:NJ - Ruben ZADKOVICH 30'/82', Tarek ELRICH 45', Kasey WEHRMAN 75' BR - Erik PAARTALU 21', Jean Carlos SOLORZANO 86' Red cards:NJ - Ruben ZADKOVICH 82'
Perth Glory:2 (Mile STERJOVSKI 5', Robbie FOWLER 61') Wellington Phoenix: 1 (Ben SIGMUND 72') Date: Sunday, 5 September 2010 Venue: nib Stadium, Perth Referee:Ben WilliamsCrowd: 10,834 Yellow cards:PG - Mile STERJOVSKI 25' WP - DANIEL 45', Ben SIGMUND 79', Troy HEARFIELD 81'