World Goals: Gold Coast’s Shane Smeltz hits four in the A-league; Gamba edge Urawa in Japan as Kashima win again

Gold Coast 5 – North Queensland Fury 0 (A-League, August 15, 2009) In the battle of the new Aussie franchises Gold Coast ran rampant with Shane Smeltz grabbing four goals in the process.

Melbourne Victory 3 – Brisbane Roar 3 (A-League, August 15, 2009) The Roar led by two goals before the 25-minute mark but the reigning champions fought their way back thanks to two brilliant goals from Carlos Hernandez.

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Gamba Osaka 1 – Urawa Red Diamonds 0 (J-League, August 15, 2009) Gamba stole the points courtesy of Ryuji Bando’s 90th minute winner.

Kashima Antlers 1 – Oita Trinita 0 (J-League, August 15, 2009) Masahiko Inoha’s first half goal maintained Kashima’s strangehold on the top flight, the Antlers eight points clear at the top.

Kyoto Sanga FC 1 – Yamagata 0 (J-League, August 15, 2009) Kyoto consolidated their midtable position with Lee Jung-Soo’s 73rd minute winner.