Adelaide United bounced back from two consecutive defeats to see off Perth Glory 2-0 in the A-League.
Chances were at a premium in a goalless first-half at the Hindmarsh Stadium before Perth were reduced to ten men in the 63rd minute when Naum Sekalovski picked up a second caution for deliberate handball.
Sekalovski's slip was to prove even more costly as from the resultant free-kick, Lucas Pantelis picked out Iain Fyfe who headed home. Adelaide did not make the points safe until injury time when Sergio van Dijk got on the end of Iain Ramsay's left-wing cross to nod in the second.
Elsewhere, Melbourne Heart came from a goal down to beat North Queensland Fury 3-2 at Dairy Farmers Stadium.
Dyron Daal had seen a shot blocked on the line before opening the scoring for Fury in fortunate fashion after 12 minutes when Panagiotis Nikas' free-kick hit the striker on the side of the head and wrong-footed goalkeeper Clint Bolton.
Melbourne levelled five minutes into the second period when Rutger Worm set Eli Babalj free and he slotted home before Gerald Sibon put the visitors in front in the 58th minute.
Wayne Srhoj's fine individual run created the third goal for Adrian Zahra before North Queensland pulled a goal back with six minutes to go when Daal was brought down in the box and Ufuk Talay converted from the spot.