Victory get the nod over Roar

Melbourne Victory scored a vital win over the luckless Queensland Roar last night.

Melbourne Victory scored a vital win over the luckless Queensland Roar last night.

Archie Thompson's 71st minute header separated the two sides and continued the Roar's poor run at home this season.

Played at a rain-soaked Suncorp Stadium, the Victory dominated most of the match although the home side did have some clear chances to score, but could not convert.

Roar coach Frank Farina said that tinkering with the side for coming matches would be looked at to improve performances.

Speaking to the league's official website, Farina said, "Again, generally I was pretty pleased with the performance, but not pleased with the inability to finish, and that in a nutshell is our problem at home at the moment.

"We'll just keep trying different players, we got to change. At the moment, the reality is all the goals are coming from our midfield, so we've got to try new players."

The Roar are still in touch with the top few as they sit fourth on the table whilst the Victory are now a game clear on top, although second-placed Adelaide United has a game in hand.

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