A Besart Berisha brace and an opening goal from Daniel Georgievski saw Melbourne Victory notch up a 3-0 win against Central Coast Mariners on Monday.
The friendly took place behind closed doors at AAMI Park and extends the A-League Champions pre-season winning streak to five games.
— Melbourne Victory (@gomvfc) September 14, 2015
It’s an added boost for Kevin Muscat’s men ahead of their blockbuster FFA Cup Quarter Final against reigning Cup holders, Adelaide United, at AAMI Park.
Georgievski opened the scoring in the 50th minute, heading home a Gui Finkler corner kick in Victory's first outing at AAMI Park since the Hyundai A-League 2015 Grand Final in May.
Berisha doubled Victory's advantage soon after, pouncing on a ball from Kosta Barbarouses and finding the back of the net with a powerful finish.
Berisha struck again just two minutes later, receiving the ball from Georgievski and beating Central Coast goalkeeper Paul Izzo with a shot from the edge of the six-yard box.
Kevin Muscat fielded a strong side for the game against Hyundai A-League opposition with new signing Oliver Bozanic making his first start in Victory colours.
Berisha, Fahid Ben Khalfallah and Archie Thompson started up front, while Bozanic, Gui Finkler and Carl Valeri in combined well in midfield.
Dylan Murnane, Matthieu Delpierre, Leigh Broxham and Georgievski formed the back four with Danny Vukovic in goal.
Lawrence Thomas, Barbarouses, Connor Pain, Rashid Mahazi and Jason Geria were used off the bench, while youth team players Dion Paola, 17, and Pierce Waring, 16, also featured.
Melbourne Victory 3 (Georgievski 50', Berisha 58', 60')
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