Brisbane Roar asserted their authority on the A-League with a 4-0 thrashing of second-placed Adelaide United on Saturday night.

Despite having goalscorer Reinaldo sent off ten minutes after half-time, the Roar scored three times with ten men to go four points clear of the Reds at the top of the table and are now in an irresistible position in regards to taking this season's title.

In other matches, Central Coast Mariners ground out a 1-0 away win over North Queensland Fury thanks to a first-half Patrick Zwaanswijk header.< Gold Coast United go a lucky 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory because of a Roddy Vargas own-goal, Bruno Cazarine's controversial second-half goal against Newcastle Jets proved to be the difference in Sydney and Tim Brown drilled home a cracking left-foot volley in the 1st minute to give Wellington Phoenix a 1-0 victory over Perth Glory away from home.

North Queensland Fury: 0 Central Coast Mariners:1 (Patrick ZWAANSWIJK 35') Friday, 5 November 2010 Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Local kick-off: 7.30pm local (8.30pm AEDT) Referee: Gerard Parsons Crowd: 3625< Yellow cards:NQF - Ufuk TALAY 73', Mark HUGHES 85', Dyron DAAL 88' CCM - nil

Melbourne Victory: 0 Gold Coast United:1 (Rodrigo VARGAS (og) 55') Saturday, 6 November 2010 Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Local kick-off: 7.00pm local Referee: Peter Green Crowd: 15,534 Yellow cards:MV - nil GCU - Glen MOSS 84', Adama TRAORE 90'+4

Brisbane Roar:4 (REINALDO 43', Matt SMITH 55', Kosta BARBAROUSES 62'/66') Adelaide United: 0 Saturday, 6 November 2010 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Local kick-off: 8.15pm local (9.15pm AEDT) Referee: Matthew Breeze Crowd: 13,248 Yellow cards:BR - REINALDO 44'/54' AU - Robert CORNTHWAITE 54' Red card:BR - REINALDO 54'

Sydney FC:1 (Bruno CAZARINE 76') Newcastle Jets: 0 Sunday, 7 November 2010 Sydney Football Stadium, SydneyReferee: Chris Beath Crowd: 8,512 Yellow cards:SYD - Terry McFLYNN 60' NJ - Taylor REGAN 4', Kasey WEHRMAN 89'

Perth Glory: 0 Wellington Phoenix:1 (Tim BROWN 1') Sunday, 7 November 2010 nib Stadium, Perth Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones Crowd: 6,676 Yellow cards:PG - Scott NEVILLE 31', Jacob BURNS 32'/80', Brent GRIFFTHS 64', Andy TODD 90'+2 WP - Vince LIA 34', Tim BROWN 43', Simon ELLIOTT 68', Manny MUSCAT 70', Andrew DURANTE 90'+1 Red cards:PG - Jacob BURNS 80'