28 Nov 2011

Brisbane break more records after A-league rout

8:12 am on 28 November 2011

While the Brisbane Roar rewrote the football record book, Melbourne Victory scripted phenomenal drama to post the weekend A-League wins they so desperately needed.

The Roar proved themselves the competition's undisputed benchmark with a record-breaking 36th successive match unbeaten - smashing Perth Glory 4-nil at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night to set Australian top-level club sport's longest undefeated streak.

And the Victory - under pressure for a week - conjured a late winner with 10 men to beat Gold Coast 3-2 at Melbourne's AAMI Park on Sunday to climb to third place.

Meanwhile two questionable refereeing decisions cost Melbourne Heart dearly in a 3-1 loss to central Coast Mariners at Gosford.

The Mariners remain second after two gifts from referee Gerard Parsons - the latter a horrible penalty decision against Heart midfielder Jonatan Germano for a handball that clearly wasn't.

And the Wellington Phoenix stunned Sydney FC 2-1 in New Zealand on Sunday to climb to eighth, while Adelaide and Newcastle drew 0-0 on Friday night.