A-League wrap – Round 6

Round 6 of A-League action kicked off on Friday night with a 1-0 win to Adelaide United over Central Coast Mariners.

Round 6 of A-League action kicked off on Friday night with a 1-0 win to Adelaide United over Central Coast Mariners.

It was a much-needed victory to the Reds following two losses and two draws since their opening round win.

Brazilian winger Cassio put weeks of turmoil behind him to net the winner in the 33rd minute with a well-taken free-kick.

Adelaide United: 1 (Cassio ’33)
Central Coast Mariners: 0

Venue: Hindmarsh Stadium
Crowd: 10,262
Yellow Cards: Adel - Paul Reid ‘29
CCM - John Hutchinson ’66, Matt Simon ‘74

Brisbane Roar jumped to third on the table with a brilliant performance, downing the Newcastle Jets 3-0 away.

Scottish midfielder Charlie Miller was instrumental in the win along with Brazilian duo Henrique and Reinaldo, who netted his first goal for the season from his first start.

Newcastle Jets: 0
Brisbane Roar: 3 (Henrique ’24, Reinaldo ’26, Charlie Miller ’70)

Venue: EnergyAustralia Stadium
Crowd: 6,026
Yellow cards: New - Adam D’Apuzzo ‘36
Bri - Luke DeVere ‘25

On Saturday evening in Sydney, North Queensland Fury opened up their account with a well-earned 1-0 win over the Sydney FC.

Fury star Robbie Fowler won the match for the Fury with a brilliant shot from a bouncing ball to add to his tally of great goals in the A-League so far.

Sydney FC: 0
North Queensland Fury: 1 (Robbie Fowler ’54)

Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Crowd: 16,649
Yellow cards: Syd - Rhyan Grant ’34, Sung-Hwan Byun ‘89
NQF - Paul Henderson ‘25

Melbourne Victory continued their average start to the season with a 1-1 home draw with Wellington Phoenix.

Costa Rican Carlos Hernandez netted a brilliant free-kick to open the scoring in just the 5th minute before New Zealand international Tim Brown equalised on the half-hour mark.

Melbourne Victory: 1 (Carlos Hernandez ‘5)
Wellington Phoenix: 1 (Tim Brown ’30)

Venue: Etihad Stadium
Crowd: 17,644
Yellow cards: Mel - Ney Fabiano ’14, Matthew Kemp ‘82
Wel - Tim Brown 90+2

Finally, Perth Glory gave up a two-goal lead against league leaders Gold Coast United and had to settle for a draw.

Shane Smeltz netted a late equaliser for Gold coast who go three points clear on top of the table.

Perth Glory: 2 (Branko Jelic ’14, Victor Sikora ’16)
Gold Coast United: 2 (Bas van den Brink ’51, Shane Smeltz ’90)

Venue: Members Equity Stadium
Crowd: 9,408
Yellow cards: Per - nil
GCU - Steve Pantelidis ‘39

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