Rising Socceroo Aaron Mooy and Uruguayan Bruno Fornaroli each netted a brace apiece as Melbourne City saw off Newcastle Jets 4-0 to claim third spot in Australia's A-League on Sunday. The Melbourne outfit followed up their consecutive 5-1 thrashings of Perth Glory and Central Coast with three second-half goals in six minutes against the Jets in Newcastle.
The in-demand Mooy could not stay out of the action, while Fornaroli lifted his season goals tally to nine. The heavy loss leaves the Jets in seventh place and without a win since their round-four 3-2 comeback victory over Melbourne City.
Western Sydney increased their lead in the A-League to four points with a 2-0 win over defending champions Melbourne Victory at home on Saturday. Goals from Mark Bridge and Dutchman Romeo Castelen extended the 2014 AFC Champions League winners' winning run to seven matches.
Bridge found the net for his fourth successive game in the 54th minute and Castelen iced the victory with his own spectacular goal.
A last-minute Marcelo Carrusca penalty lifted the much-improved Adelaide United to a dramatic 2-1 win over Sydney FC in Adelaide on Friday. United were looking set for a draw against the Sky Blues, who played most of the match with ten men after the dismissal of Alex Gersbach on 28 minutes.
The Reds led through Jimmy Jeggo just after the hour but a clever finish from Slovakian Filip Holosko appeared to hand Sydney a share of the spoils until the Argentinian's dramatic spot kick.