A brace to Roy O'Donovan (37', 46') and the first goal in 11 games for Andrew Nabbout (54') saw the Hunter outfit continue their unbeaten run to the season

It was a particularly big night for man of the match, Petratos, who played alongside brother Kosta for the first time in a professional match.

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Post-match he told Fox Sports: "It was a great night, we worked hard all week, stayed focused and came out and did a job today.

"We're just staying focused. Ernie's encouraging us to go forward, get the combinations right and stay strong in the back third.

"It's good to get another win today for the home crowd. The first home game we've won (this season). It's good to get the three points."

O'Donovan's brace brings up his seventh goal of the season and gives the Irishman a handy buffer in the Golden Boot race.

The clean sheet and three points puts last season's wooden spooners in third place and just two points off league leaders Sydney FC.