Besart Berisha and Kevin Muscat continued their reign of pain over Central Coast Mariners as Melbourne Victory romped to a 5-2 win at AAMI Park.
Berisha scored his first hat trick in 15 months and Muscat lengthened his unbeaten coaching streak over the minnows to 15 matches in a Sunday stroll for the A-League heavyweights.
Leroy George's opener and Christian Theoharous' late stunner bookended Berisha's work to earn Victory a third straight win, lifting them over rivals Melbourne City to third in...
A-League-leading Sydney FC's slump continued as they conceded sloppy set-piece goals in a 2-0 home loss to Brisbane.
Matt McKay's ninth-minute near-post header from a corner was followed 10 minutes later by Jacob Pepper's tap in after a free kick -- his first goal in six years.
Sydney's 59th-minute goal also came from a set-piece, Milos Ninkovic powering in a far-post header from a Jordy Buijs free kick.
The Sky Blues came close to salvaging a point in a frantic finish, but Brisbane held firm on...