Tim Cahill headed Melbourne City to a much-needed A-League win against 10-man Central Coast with a 2-1 victory at AAMI Park.
Cahill scored after just three minutes before Roy O'Donovan equalised -- but he was then sent off after just 23 minutes.
The Mariners were able to hold City at bay for the second half, ensuring another nervy finish for the title hopefuls.
The result was the perfect tonic for Michael Valkanis' men, desperately needing a response to last week's loss to last-placed Adelaide...
Wellington Phoenix midfielder Michael McGlinchey celebrated his return from two months out through injury with the only goal in his side's 1-0 A-League win over Central Coast Mariners.
McGlinchey's ninth-minute goal proved decisive in strong winds and swirling rain at Westpac Stadium, as Wellington recorded just their fourth win of the season.
Sitting eighth on the A-League ladder going into Saturday's game, Wellington were without top goal-scorer Roy Krishna, who was red-carded in last week's...
The emotion in his voice shows the passion and frustration Paul Okon is feeling, as the near misses accumulate in his first season as the Central Coast Mariners coach.
For the second A-League home game in just over a week against one of the big boys, the Mariners scored twice, but couldn't get a win.
Against unbeaten league leader Sydney FC on Sunday, they came from 2-0 down to 2-2, only to concede a minute after equalising.
To make things worse for Okon, there was a significant offside doubt...
Thursday, January 5
Perth Glory vs. Wellington Phoenix
Perth Glory Squad: 2.Alex GRANT, 3.Marc WARREN, 4.Shane LOWRY, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 8.Rostyn GRIFFITHS (c), 9.Andy KEOGH, 10.Nebojsa MARINKOVIC, 13.Nicholas FEELY (gk), 14.Chris HAROLD, 16. Joe MILLS, 17.Diego CASTRO, 19.Josh RISDON, 20.Aryn WILLIAMS, 21.Jamal REINERS, 22.Adam TAGGART, 23.Kosta PETRATOS, 24.Milan SMILJANIC, 33.Liam REDDY (gk)
*two to be omitted
Ins: 3.Marc WARREN (promoted), 13.Nicholas FEELY (gk) (promoted), 21. Jamal REINERS (promoted),...