A-League: Sydney take top spot in Australia; Newcastle edge the Gold Coast

Sydney FC 2 – Wellington Phoenix 0 (A-League, August 30, 2009) Sydney had to wait until the 77th minute to make the breakthrough when Brendan Gan headed home Karol Kisel’s corner. John Aloisi sealed the points four minutes later when the striker converted Alex Brosque’s cross.

Newcastle Jets 1 – Gold Coast United 0 (A-League, August 30, 2009) Sean Rooney proved teh match-winner for the Jets, the striker skinned Van den Brink brilliantly in the box before slamming the ball into the net from a fairly narrow angle.