Round 6 of A-League action kicked off on Friday night with a 1-0 win to Adelaide United over Central Coast Mariners. It was a much-needed victory to the Reds following two losses and two draws since their opening round win.
Brazilian winger Cassio put weeks of turmoil behind him to net the winner in the 33rd minute with a well-taken free-kick.
Scottish midfielder Charlie Miller was instrumental in the win along with Brazilian duo Henrique and Reinaldo, who netted his first goal for the season from his first start.
Venue: EnergyAustralia Stadium Crowd: 6,026 Yellow cards:New - Adam D'Apuzzo '36 Bri - Luke DeVere '25
Costa Rican Carlos Hernandez netted a brilliant free-kick to open the scoring in just the 5th minute before New Zealand international Tim Brown equalised on the half-hour mark.
Venue: Etihad Stadium Crowd: 17,644 Yellow cards:Mel - Ney Fabiano '14, Matthew Kemp '82 Wel - Tim Brown 90+2
Shane Smeltz netted a late equaliser for Gold coast who go three points clear on top of the table.
Venue: Members Equity Stadium Crowd: 9,408 Yellow cards:Per - nil GCU - Steve Pantelidis '39