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A-League review - Week 7

Week 7 of A-League action saw Adelaide United maintain their position on top of the table despite a draw with Brisbane Roar on Saturday night.

In a very entertaining affair at Suncorp Stadium, the Reds netted first through young gun Mathew Leckie who jumped to the top of the Golden Boot list with his fourth of the term in the 27th minute before German import Thomas Broich leveled seven minutes later. Adelaide kept a cushion of three points at the summit of the table whilst the Roar stayed fifth.

On Friday night, Michael Bridges and Labinot Haliti ensured Newcastle Jets got their first win of the season with a 2-0 result against Perth Glory at EnergyAustralia Stadium, pushing the Jets up to ninth with the Glory managing to remain third.

North Queensland Fury and Melbourne Victory played out a scoreless draw in Townsville which saw the home side drop to 10th and the Victory stay fourth whilst Melbourne Heart moved up to seventh with a solid 2-1 home win over Wellington Phoenix who remained in the top six.

And yesterday evening, Gold Coast United were unlucky not to break down the Central Coast Mariners in their goalless stalemate at Skilled Park which kept the home side eighth whilst the Mariners stayed second.

Newcastle Jets:2 (Michael Bridges 10', Labinot Haliti 89') Perth Glory: 0 Friday, 17 September 2010 EnergyAustralia Stadium Referee: Ryan Shepheard Cowd: 6,977 Yellow Cards:NJ - Zhang SHUO 45+2', Ruben ZADKOVICH 58', Labinot HALITI 89' PG - Jacob BURNS 51'

North Queensland Fury: 0 Melbourne Victory: 0 Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Saturday 18 September 2010 Referee: Chris Beath Crowd: 4,922 Yellow cards:NQF - Chris Grossman 40', Gareth Edds 50' MV - Ricardinho 57'

Brisbane Roar: 1 (Thomas Broich 34') Adelaide United: 1 (Mathew Leckie 27') Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Saturday 18 September 2010 Referee:Ben WilliamsCrowd: 7,080 Yellow Cards:BR - Erik Paartalu 52' AU - Iain Fyfe 79', Cassio 45'/87', Eugene Galekovic 87' Red Card:AU - Cassio 87'

Melbourne Heart:2 (John Aloisi 50', Alex Terra 66') Wellington Phoenix: 1 (Tim Brown 75') AAMI Park, Melbourne Sunday 19 September 2010 Referee: Peter Green Crowd: 5,698 Yellow Cards:MH - nil WP - Manny Muscat 45+2'

Gold Coast United: 0 Central Coast Mariners: 0 Skilled Park, Robina Sunday 19 September 2010 Referee: Jarred Gillett Crowd: 2,037 Yellow Cards:GCU - Zenon Caravella 36'. Dino Djulbic 90+1' CCM - Rostyn Griffiths 21', Patricio Perez 76', Patrick Zwaanswijk 85'

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