A-League review – Week 10

Melbourne Victory returned to form with a solid 3-0 win over reigning champions Sydney FC in Week 10 of the 20101/11 A-League season.

The Victory bounced back from their disappointing derby loss to the Heart last Friday by dismantling a hapless Sky Blues outfit who are currently experiencing a form crisis.

Reigning A-League Player of the Year Carlos Hernandez was back in touch with a superb display in midfield for the victors who indicated that a climb up the ladder may be imminent.

In other matches, North Queensland Fury consigned the Perth Glory to a fifth-straight defeat thanks to a 70th minute David Williams goal to make it 2-1 on Friday night whilst Brisbane Roar overcame a tardy start to draw 1-1 with Newcastle Jets on Saturday.

Sunday saw Wellington Phoenix notch up a new record of 24 matches unbeaten at home when they drew 2-2 with the Melbourne Heart at Westpac Stadium as Gold Coast United and league leaders Adelaide United played out a scoreless draw in front of a paltry 2,000 fans at Skilled Park.

North Queensland Fury: 2 (Chris PAYNE 16’, David WILLIAMS 70’)
Perth Glory: 1 (Michael BAIRD 21’)
Friday, 15 October 2010
Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville
Referee: Gerard Parsons
Crowd: 4,011
Yellow cards: NQF - nil
PG - Jamie COYNE 52’, Naum SEKULOVSKI 64’, Michael BAIRD 85’

Melbourne Victory: 3 (Rodrigo VARGAS ’20, Carlos HERNANDEZ ’49, Robbie KRUSE ’90)
Sydney FC: 0
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Referee: Ben Williams
Crowd: 17,229
Yellow Cards: MV - Billy CELESKI ‘58
SYD - Scott JAMIESON 90’+1

Brisbane Roar: 1 (REINALDO 77’)
Newcastle Jets: 1 (Matt SMITH 18’ (og))
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Jarred Gillett
Crowd 10,191
Yellow cards: BR - Milan SUSAK 28’, Shane STEFANUTTO 57’, Matt SMITH 66’
NJ - Ruben ZADKOVICH 24’, Ljubo MILICEVIC 35’, Tarek ELRICH 55’, Kasey WEHRMAN 61’

Wellington Phoenix: 2 (Chris GREENACRE 6’, Leo BERTOS 59’)
Melbourne Heart: 2 (John ALOISI 14’, Matt THOMPSON 36’)
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Matt Breeze
Crowd: 5,211
Yellow cards: WP - Paul IFILL 79’
MH - Simon COLOSIMO 44’

Gold Coast United: 0
Adelaide United FC: 0
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Skilled Park, Robina
Referee: Chris Beath
Crowd: 2,389
Yellow cards: GCU - nil
AU - nil

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