Central Coast Mariners have beaten Adelaide United 2-1 to all but secure a top two finish in the lead-up to the A-League finals. Adelaide United 1(Dodd 90) Central Coast 2 (Perez 10, Rose 30) crowd: 12,109 at Hindmarsh Stadium

The Mariners outplayed the home side in the first 45 minutes, with coach Graham Arnold describing it as their best half of football for the season.

Adelaide on the other hand were largely disappointing, a shock considering their 8-1 win last week against the North Queensland Fury.