A-League: Sydney cruise to victory at Melbourne; Perth Glory beat Adelaide

Melbourne Victory 0 – Sydney FC 3 (A-League, October 9, 2009) Sydney won the match within the space of five quite stunning first half minutes. It started in the 14th, when the in-form Alex Brosque sent Simon Colossimo’s superb curled effort into the area looping over goalkeeper Glen Moss with a clever header. Barely a minute later and the home side were stunned by Mark Bridge who slid a low effort inside the right post. Bridge then grabbed a second on 19 minutes, poking home Cole’s perfectly measured cross from the right flank.

Perth Glory 1 – Adelaide United 0 (A-League, October 9, 2009) Perth’s 22 year-old keeper Tando Velaphi made a number of fine stops to keep his side in the match before Dutch midfielder Victor Sikora netted a late winner to send the Reds home empty handed.