The highly-rated franchise became the only team to win all three matches in the 2009/10 season as their counterparts, North Queensland Fury sank to three losses after losing 1-0 at home to reigning champions Melbourne Victory.
In Adelaide on Friday night, Shane Smeltz notched up his sixth goal for the season and Steve Fitzsimmons scored his first for Gold Coast as Miron Bleiberg’s accounted for Aurelio Vidmar’s Reds.
Venue: Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Yellow cards: Adel - Travis Dodd ’17, Eugene Galekovic ’77, Robert Cornthwaite ‘86
GCU - Steve Fitzsimmons ’23, Bas van den Brink ’40, Steve Pantelidis ’82
Sky Blues keeper Clint Bolton pulled off an injury time penalty save to deny Adam Kwasnik and the Mariners taking all three points.
Venue: Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Referee: Strebre Delovski
Yellow cards: CCM - John Hutchinson ‘77
Syd - Sung-Hwan Byun ’29, Karol Kisel ‘78
Archie Thompson netted the only goal, after a lovely pass from Adrian Leijer who re-signed from English club Fulham just days prior to the match.
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville
Referee: Peter Green
Yellow cards: NQF - nil
Mel - Surat Sukha ‘28
Sunday saw Wellington Phoenix grab a late equaliser to take a point home with them from Brisbane.
The Roar hit the front early through Dutchman Sergio van Dijk but Phoenix’s British import Chris Greenacre headed home five minutes from time to snatch a point.
Brisbane Roar: 1 (Sergio van Dijk ’10)
Wellington Phoenix: 1 (Chris Greenacre ‘85)
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Chris Beath
Yellow cards: Bri - Danny Tiatto ’57, Bob Malcom ’61, Craig Moore ’75, Tommy Oar ’86, Tommy Oar ’88, Mitch Nichols ’90, Robbie Kruse ‘90+4
Wel - Manny Muscat ’45, Michael Ferrante ‘67
Red cards: Bri - Tommy Oar ‘88
Venue: Members Equity Stadium, Perth
Referee: Craig Zetter
Yellow cards: Per - Adriano Pellegrino ’48, Naum Sekulovski ’53, Jacob Burns ‘62
New - Ben Kantarovski ‘5, Sasho Petrovski ’23, Fabio Vignaroli ’30, Sean Rooney ‘45+1, Ljubo Milicevic ‘45+1