Oriol Riera enjoyed his first A-League start for victorious Western Sydney Wanderers, while Adelaide United drew with Wellington Phoenix.
Roy O'Donovan The Central Coast Mariners picked up a first win in over two months on Thursday but the victory was clouded in controversy.
Melbourne Victory A-League leaders Melbourne Victory can consolidate top spot when they host cellar-dwellers Newcastle Jets on Friday.
Melbourne Heart and Wellington Phoenix meet in Round 23 of the A-League at AAMI Park on Sunday March 16.
Roy O'Donovan Roy O'Donovan will be missing for eight Central Coast Mariners matches after being given an eight-match ban over a shocking headbutt.
Sydney Shane Smeltz came off the bench to score twice for Sydney FC as they played out a gripping 3-3 draw with A-League leaders Melbourne Victory at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.
Melbourne Victory Gui Finkler is not concerned about Melbourne Victory's lack of goals heading into Friday's top-of-the-table clash against Perth Glory.
Melbourne Victory Albanian striker Besart Berisha has set the stage for a fierce Melbourne derby after claiming Melbourne Victory are the number one team in the city.
Melbourne Victory saw off rivals Melbourne City courtesy of a Besart Berisha strike, while leaders Sydney bounced back after falling behind.
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