Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory both wasted opportunities to climb the A-League standings as they were beaten by Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney Wanderers respectively.
Central Coast Mariners got their first win of the new A-League season, beatin Perth Glory 1-0 courtesy of a strike from substitute Daniel McBreen, while Melbourne Heart and Wellington Phoenix drew 1-1.
FIFA.com reviews the latest club action in Asia and Oceania with a whistle-stop tour of Australia, Japan, Korea Republic, Hong Kong, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the Pacific.
Wellington Phoenix booked their place in the next stage of the A-League Finals Series after a thrilling 3-2 win over Sydney at Westpac Stadium.
Brisbane Roar cruised past Perth Glory 3-0 to reduce the gap at the A-League summit to three points, Wellington Phoenix climbed to third, while bottom club Gold Coast United drew at home.
FIFA.com’s weekly review of league action in Asia and Oceania visits Australia, Qatar, India, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand, with the respective league leaders enduring vastly different fortunes.