Venue: Skilled Park
Crowd: approx. 4,000
Referee: Ben Williams
Yellow cards: GCU - Kristian Rees 24â€™
MV - Mate Dugandzic 22â€™
Melbourne took the lead in the 20th minute when Robbie Kruse got on the end of a brilliant through ball from Carlos Hernandez and controlled well before finishing past former teammate Glen Moss from a tight angle to make it 1-0.
The goal sparked Gold Coast into action and they were well on top in all facets of the contest besides the scoreboard and should have at least equalised before the break.
The Victory got back into the match in the second half even though they were leading after United really took control towards the end of the first 45 minutes and they were pushing hard for a second before the home side once again made their intentions clear.
The final 15 minutes was all Gold Coast as they tried hard for a leveller but the visitors managed to hold sway in defence and notch up their first maximum points of the season.
Glen Moss (gk), Michael Thwaite, Dino Djulbic, Zenon Caravella, Anderson (Barisic 58â€™), Jason Culina, Kristian Rees, James Brown, Golgol Mebrahtu (Halloran 46â€™), Adama Traore, John Curtis (Pantelidis 69â€™)
Subs - Scott Higgins (gk), Steve Pantelidis (69â€™), Andrew Barisic (58â€™), Ben Halloran (46â€™)
Michael Petkovic (gk), Kevin Muscat, Mate Dugandzic (Angulo 87â€™), Surat Sukha, Leigh Broxham, Grant Brebner, Rodrigo Vargas, Carlos Hernandez, Evan Berger (Ferreira 45â€™), Robbie Kruse (Kellaway 77â€™), Adrian Leijer
Subs - Sebastian Mattei (gk), Marvin Angulo (87â€™), Diogo Ferreira (45â€™), Geoff Kellaway (77â€™)