Last season's Grand Finalists Perth Glory and Gold Coast United have stated their intent in the opening two weeks of the A-League's National Youth League.

The Glory grabbed their second win of the season with a 2-1 result away at Adelaide United thanks to a Cameron Edwards double, enabling them to jump to the top of the NYL table slightly ahead of reigning premiers Gold Coast on goal difference.

United had a brilliant 4-0 away win against Sydney FC which was highlighted by a Chris Broadfoot hat-trick whilst the Newcastle Jets joined both Perth and Gold Coast on two wins when they held off a resurgent Melbourne Victory 3-2.

Jon Griffiths netted again for the Jets who skipped to a two-goal lead when Victory goalkeeper Sebastian Mattei made a blunder with the gloves causing an own-goal before his side levelled through Geoff Kellaway and James Kalafatidis before half-time. However, Gavin Forbes came up with a winner in the 45th minute to send the Jets to third.

The other match in the youth competition for week two also brought about a result with Brisbane Roar edging the Australian Institute of Sport 3-2.