Results from A-League Round 8 really tightened up the table with just two points separating first and seventh.
On Friday night, the Glory notched up their second away win on the trot by defeating Newcastle Jets 1-0.
Despite the Jets dominating most of the contest, the Glory held strong in defence and managed to score from a late penalty to Mile Sterjovski and move to 2nd on the table.
Victory skipper Kevin Muscat secured the win with an 86th minute penalty to inflict a second consecutive defeat on the previously high-flying United.
Gold Coast United: 2 (Jason Culina (p) ’18, Joel Porter ’44)
Melbourne Victory: 3 (Carlos Hernandez ’22, Archie Thompson ’43, Kevin Muscat (p) ’86)
Venue: Skilled Park, Gold Coast
Yellow cards: GCU - Steve Pantelidis ’69, Bas van den Brink ‘85
Mel - Grant Brebner ‘45
Red cards: GCU - Steve Fitzsimmons ‘29
Both sides had plenty of chances but could not hit the back of the net as the Mariners remained in the top four after a brilliant start to the season.
Wellington Phoenix: 0
Central Coast Mariners: 0
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Yellow cards: Wel - Andrew Durante ’37, Manny Muscat ’42, Tim Brown ‘71
CCM - Dylan Macallister ’65, Alex Wilkinson ‘90+1
A late Sergio van Dijk header separated the teams in a very attacking match that should have spawned many more goals than it did.
Brisbane Roar: 1 (Sergio van Dijk ’81)
Sydney FC: 0
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Yellow cards: Bri - Craig Moore ’43, David Dodd ’70, Charlie Miller ‘77
Syd - Brendan Gan ’39, Shannon Cole ’76, Seb Ryall ‘83
The Fury dominated large parts of the match but were unable to beat Reds keeper Eugene Galekovic.
Two goals in the last half-hour to vice-captain Lucas Pantelis and teenager Mathew Leckie did the damage for the visitors.
North Queensland Fury: 0
Adelaide United: 2 (Lucas Pantelis ’60, Mathew Leckie ‘90+1)
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville
Yellow cards: NQF - Robbie Fowler ’50, Scott Wilson ’58, Jack Hingert ‘79
Ade - Travis Dodd ‘88