A-League Round 5 provided some interesting results, mainly with Gold Coast United returning to the top of the table. The high-flying franchise managed to account for the previously undefeated Sydney FC thanks to a double from Shane Smeltz.
Archie Thompson scored his third goal in three games in the 43rd minute but the Victory could not convert their dominance and the Jets managed to equalise through comeback kid Labinot Haliti with just four minutes remaining.
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Crowd: 15,168 Referee: Chris Beath Yellow cards:Mel - nil New - Labinot Haliti '87
Phoenix import Paul Ifill's 35th minute effort was cancelled out by Reds defender Iain Fyfe seven minutes in a match that both sides needed to win.
The result put both teams on just five points from the opening five rounds.
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington Crowd: 7,523 Referee: Michael Hester Yellow cards:Wel - Ben Sigmund '40, Vince Lia '56, Tim Brown '74 Ade - Michael Marrone '38, Mark Rudan '43, Iain Fyfe '63
Following a first-half goal from Mariners skipper Alex Wilkinson, the Glory got back on level terms when Mile Sterjovksi netted his first A-League goal in the 82nd minute.
But the Mariners took the points thanks to a last-minute Matt Simon effort.
Shane Smeltz returned to form with a double whilst Sky Blues veteran Steve Corica got his name on the scoresheet but it wasn't enough to lead his team to victory.
Venue: Skilled Park, Gold Coast Crowd: 6,800 Referee: Strebre Delovski Yellow cards:GCU - Robson '7 Syd - nil
Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville Crowd: 7,173 Referee: Matthew Breeze Yellow card:NQF - Ufuk Talay '57 Bri - David Dodd '5, Charlie Miller '18, Josh McCloughan '70, Henrique '82, Reinaldo '82 Red cards:NQF - Paul Kohler '31