A-League Round 7 is done and dusted and some interesting results were yet again provided. Friday night saw the Grand Final re-match between runners-up Adelaide United and champions Melbourne Victory at Hindmarsh Stadium.
The visiting Victory kept up their domination of the Reds in recent times, recording a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Nicky Ward and Grant Brebner.
The three points enabled the Victory to leapfrog Adelaide on the table into sixth position.
Venue: Hindmarsh Stadium Crowd: 15,038 Yellow cards:Ade - Travis Dodd '80 Mel - Kevin Muscat '23, Leigh Broxham '42, Glen Moss '86
The Mariners continued their great start to the season, taking all before them and proving many critics wrong.
English import Nicky Travis was on the scoresheet as was Matt Simon and John Hutchinson whilst tjhings in the United camp did not go according to plan as star striker Shane Smeltz received two cautions to be sent from the pitch in the second half.
The Fury were lucky to escape with a point after allowing the home side to lead for all but six minutes of the match before equalising deep into stoppage time through Chris Grossman.
A second-half spot-kick from Steve Corica wrapped up the points for the Sky Blues after Mark Bridge opened the scoring with a brilliant finish before Jets skipper Matt Thompson leveled just after the half-hour mark.
The Roar produced a dismal performance defensively to let the Glory in on four occasions and paid the ultimate price by losing their spot in the top three, dropping to fifth.