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) β18, Joel Porter β44)
Melbourne Victory: 3 (Carlos Hernandez β22, Archie Thompson β43, Kevin Muscat (p) β86)
Venue: Skilled Park, Gold Coast
Yellow cards: GCU - Steve Pantelidis β69, Bas van den Brink β85
Mel - Grant Brebner β45
Red cards: GCU - Steve Fitzsimmons β29
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 β37, Manny Muscat β42, Tim Brown β71
CCM - Dylan Macallister β65, Alex Wilkinson β90+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 β81)
Sydney FC: 0
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Yellow cards: Bri - Craig Moore β43, David Dodd β70, Charlie Miller β77
Syd - Brendan Gan β39, Shannon Cole β76, Seb Ryall β83
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 β60, Mathew Leckie β90+1)
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville
Yellow cards: NQF - Robbie Fowler β50, Scott Wilson β58, Jack Hingert β79
Ade - Travis Dodd β88