The Central Coast Mariners jumped back to the top of the NYL table, while there were wins for the Victory, the Heart, the Glory and the Roar in a hot round 7 of the NYL.
Sydney FC and the Melbourne Heart got the round under way where the Heart ran out 5-1 victors in sweltering conditions at Leichhardt Oval.
The Heart found the opener on 15 minutes as Cameron Edwards pounced on a loose ball and setup Nicholas Epifano.
Evan Batsis doubled Heart’s advantage on 35 minutes thumping a nod down past Sydney ‘keeper Ryan Norval.
But Alec Urosevski gave the Sky Blues a chance to back a comeback superbly finishing from the edge of the box.
The Heart, though, made sure they secured all three points with Paulo Retre finishing off the scraps, before Evan Batsis headed in an Edwards free-kick and Stefan Mauk added a fifth.
Meanwhile in Melbourne at SS Anderson Reserve the Melbourne Victory triumphed 2-0 over the Newcastle Jets.
The wonderful Connor Pain burst down the left and found Isaka Cernak who fired into the bottom corner past Jets ‘keeper Nicholas Hartnett scoring the opener on 38 minutes.
Seven minutes into the second-half Victory extended their lead as Luke O’Dea slid Matt Foschini though, before the fullback’s finish sneaked through Hartnett.
Victory however finished with ten men as Theo Markelis was given his second yellow card for kicking the ball away after he was caught offside.
On Sunday morning the Perth Glory left Canberra with a 2-1 win over the AIS.
The Glory got off to the perfect start as a poor AIS clearance fell for Ndumba Makeche, before the quick striker turned and slammed his effort into the roof of the net.
But Alexander Gersbach equalised for the hosts pouncing on a weak back pass, before poking home into an empty net after Perth ‘keeper Jordan Franken was beaten.
The game wasn’t level for long though as on 29 minutes Moses Kalau manoeuvred his way towards goal, before blasting his strike in off the crossbar.
The Central Coast Mariners jumped to top of the NYL table with a 3-0 win over the Western Sydney Wanderers.
The Mariners took an early lead as Adam Kwasnik directed a header into the net from a lovely Adriano Pellegrino corner.
Pellegrino then doubled Central Coast’s lead with a ferocious drive past an outstretched Western Sydney ‘keeper Thomas Manos.
Central Coast though played the last nine minutes with ten men as Brent Griffiths was sent off, but there was still time for a third as Patrick Dixon finished from the edge of the box to cap off the victory.
Meanwhile in Brisbane the Brisbane Roar accounted for an Adelaide United side 3-1 at Goodwin Park.
Brisbane started with the foot on the peddle and opened the scoring as Kwame Yeboah set up Anthony Proia who finished from close range on 13 minutes.
Eight minutes later, though, the Reds levelled the game as Awer Mabil ran onto a long Jordan Elsey ball before the winger coolly finished past Brisbane ‘keeper Matthew Acton.
Just before the break the Roar retook the lead as Proia secured his brace finishing off a Yeboah cross.
Nick Fitzgerald completed the scoring on 58 minutes neatly finishing Corey Brown’s cross from the left capping off a the 3-1 win.