|Table - Australian A-League|
|6||Melbourne City FC||35|
|8||Central Coast Mariners||23|
Melbourne Victory beat Brisbane Roar 2-1 at Lang Park to move three points clear at the top of the A-League.
Carl Valeri and Besart Berisha scored in the 17th and 22nd minutes to put Victory in charge and, although Matt McKay pulled one back early in the second half, Brisbane rarely looked like getting an equaliser.
With two rounds remaining, Victory are now firmly on course to win the Premier's Plate, and coach Kevin Muscat said afterwards: "I thought in the first half we were clinical, we were...
Steven Lustica scored a hat trick as Brisbane Roar thrashed Central Coast Mariners 6-1 on Thursday.
Andrija Kaludjerovic opened the scoring for Brisbane in the 21st minute before Lustica (28, 41) scored his first two goals to put the hosts 3-0 up at the break.
Second-half substitute Devante Clut (48) scored two minutes after his introduction to the game with Brandon Borrello (50) adding the Roar's fifth two minutes later.
The Mariners pulled one back thanks to Daniel Bowles' 64th-minute own goal...