Adelaide United maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a scoreless draw away to Gold Coast to lead Australia's A-League by six points on Sunday.
The Reds, under Dutch coach Rini Coolen, have yet to lose in 10 games this season and lead Brisbane Roar, who were unable to make up ground on the leaders after a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle Jets.
Adelaide got their point at the Gold Coast despite being without two of their key attackers, with Argentine Marcos Flores nursing an injured hamstring and Mathew Leckie away with the Young Socceroos in China.
Roar recovered from a first-half own goal to earn a draw with Newcastle at home on Saturday. The Roar failed to take advantage of a weight of possession and 24 shots on goal and it took 78 minutes of unrelenting pressure before they finally equalised through a powerful header from Brazilian striker Reinaldo.
Fifth-placed Melbourne Victory piled more agony on to Czech coach Vitezslav Lavicka and his flailing champion Sydney FC team with a 3-0 defeat in Melbourne on Saturday.
Bottom-placed Sydney have yet to win in 10 games after goals from Rodrigo Vargas, Carlos Hernandez and Robbie Kruse.
Sixth-placed Wellington set a new A-League record in their 2-2 draw with Melbourne Heart at home on Sunday.
The draw took their unbeaten home record to 24 consecutive matches, which eclipses the 23-match unbeaten run of Sydney United at their home ground in the old national soccer league from 1996/99.
Wellington were trailing 1-2 with 30 minutes left when a seemingly innocuous shot by midfielder Leo Bertos from outside the box caught a gust of wind, which put some late swerve on the ball and beat Heart goalkeeper Clint Bolton.
North Queensland Fury defeated former coach Ian Ferguson and his Perth Glory 2-1 in Townsville on Friday. In torrential rain, Fury won through goals from David Williams and Chris Payne condemning Glory to their fifth straight loss.