Round 22 in Review

We take a look back at this weekend's ME Bank Fairer Play Round.

Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners Melbourne Victory returned to winning ways following a 3-1 win against Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park on Friday evening.

The yellow and navy came close to opening their account in the 28th minute as young gun Mitchell Duke linked with former Roar ace Nick Fitzgerald, who flashed his header wide.

Jimmy Jeggo gave the hosts a 1-0 lead only seconds later as he sent the ball beyond Liam Reddy and into the net after a pinpoint pass from Finkler.

Zac Anderson equalised for the Mariners in the 63rd minute after he connected with a free kick from Kim Seung-yong to net his first goal in yellow and navy.

The former Gold Coast United player returned to the action soon after as he was penalised for a handball inside the area. Troisi made no mistake as he coolly converted the penalty to give the home side a 2-1 lead.

Melbourne rounded out the scoring in the dying stages with striker Archie Thompson finding the boot of Kosta Barbarouses from the edge of the area. The Kiwi international fired home his fourth goal of the campaign just a day after returning from Japan where he featured for the All Whites against the Samurai Blue.

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Heart

Clayton Zane-s charges claimed a 1-0 victory over Melbourne Heart in Newcastle on Saturday evening.

A second-half goal from forward Adam Taggart was enough for the Jets to seal all three points and end Heart-s five-match winning streak.

In the 53rd minute, Newcastle defender Josh Brillante made a marauding run forward and produced a superb ball to Taggart, who netted the opener for the hosts and his 11th goal of the season.

The home team controlled the tempo for the majority of the second stanza, but were forced to fight until the final whistle to record their eighth win of the campaign.

Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers

The Sky Blues came from behind to record a 3-1 win over rivals Western Sydney in the Sydney derby in front of a sell-out crowd at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

Wanderers opened the scoring just after the interval via the boot of Shinji Ono. Mark Bridge found the Japanese marquee, who made no mistake from close range.

Two minutes later the visitors should have doubled their advantage, but Sydney gloveman Vedran Janjetovic pulled off a dramatic penalty save to deny Bridge after Richard Garcia brought down Youssouf Hersi.

Matthew Jurman scored his first goal for the Sky Blues shortly after to level the score before Garcia netted the hosts- second with 15 minutes left to play.

Iraqi midfielder Ali Abbas etched his name onto the scoreboard in stoppage time as Sydney sealed their first derby win in five games and first ever at home.

Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory

Perth Glory has ended their four-game losing streak following a 1-1 draw with Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.

Costa Rican striker Kenny Cunningham-s late strike helped the ‘Nix snatch a point against the purple-whites.

Former French international William Gallas scored his first goal in Australia-s top flight in the 34th minute.

The home team had a host of chances to restore parity to the contest in the second stanza, but the goal to Cunningham with five minutes remaining proved enough for them to share the spoils.

Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United

An impressive brace from Albanian ace Besart Berisha helped Brisbane Roar to a 2-1 victory over Adelaide United in Brisbane on Sunday night.

Mike Mulvey-s side have now opened up a 10-point buffer at the top of the table with five regular season rounds remaining.

Jeronimo Neumann netted a stunning consolation strike for the Reds with just seconds left on the clock.