McBreen scores 2 to keep Mariners in 1st place
SYDNEY (AP) -Striker Daniel McBreen scored both goals as the Central Coast Mariners beat the Newcastle Jets 2-0 to remain in first place in the A-League.
McBreen struck home four minutes after halftime, and headed in the second in the 66th against the town of his birth.
"He's in wonderful form,'' Mariners coach Graham Arnold said of McBreen, the league top-scorer with nine.
Adelaide remained one point behind the Mariners after beating the Melbourne Victory 4-2. By halftime, there were five goals, six yellow cards and 16 fouls in the ill-tempered match in stifling heat in the South Australian state capital.
Former Argentina Under-20 player Marcelo Carrusca scored one goal, curling in a left-footer, and created two others for Adelaide, prompting coach John Kosmina to say Carrusca will prove to be the league's best import this year.
"He has the magic touch - he can see those kinds of things that a lot of other players don't, the timing, the quality,'' said Kosmina.
Sudanese-born refugee Golgol Mebrahtu came off the bench to score a late winner on debut in the Melbourne Heart's 1-0 win over Perth.
On Sunday, Sydney FC will try to end its five-match winless streak without the services of star signing Alessandro Del Piero - he's out with a right hamstring strain - when the team plays at Wellington. In the other match, Western Sydney hosts Brisbane.
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