The Cavaliers, who had agreed to a mutual termination of Peter Ollerton's coaching contract during the week, again failed at home.

Ollerton's assistant Paul Harris took the reigns for round five.

It was Magic's first win of the season and they got on the board early after a frustrating start to the season that had only featured one goal.

Central defender Slave Bozinovski opened the scoring with a powerful header from a corner on nine minutes.

But Gully striker Gary Wales found himself in acres of space and calmly slotted an equaliser after 20 minutes.

A double whammy just before half time from Tony Saric and Koce Delev opened an unassailable two goal buffer for the visitors.

Magic was reduced to 10 men with 15 minutes to play when defender Mifit Bojku was sent off for a second bookable offence but hung on for the three points.

The game begun in a high tempo and the first chance of note on goal came from Magic midfielder Dejan Radojicic.

The lively midfielder struck a long-range shot that forced Gully keeper Ken Gerohristodoulou to tip over the bar.

The home side went down the other end a minute later with Wales flicking a ball forward for strike partner Nicholas Robinson to bring a save from Tomislav Tomich.

The next chance was the opening goal of the game.

Gerohristodoulou came for an Altona corner but he was left stranded as 29-year-old Bozinovski struck a firm header that could not be stopped by Graham Hockless on the goal line.

Green Gully had begun to settle and was rewarded 10 minute later.

Midfielder Hockless played a long ball for Wales who was in space inside the area.

Andy Vargas had made a steaming run inside the area from midfield but Wales went himself and slotted home his second goal in as many games.

The Cavaliers should have been ahead after half an hour.

Right back Ryan Ollerton put Vargas behind the defence and his stinging cross across the box found an unmarked Steven Burton.

But the left footer managed to mishit his shot at an open goal and put it wide.

Neither team was playing great football but Gully had another chance on goal in the 40th minute.

A long pass from defender Dean Fak found Hockless whose cross was met by the head of Robinson but gave Tomich the easiest of saves.

Magic then broke the game open with two quick goals.

First, Kliment Taseski slid a ball across the area for Saric to put the ball into an open goal.

A minute later, a penetrating run and cross from left back Pece Cergovski was met by Delev but his header rattled the crossbar.

Delev was on the scoresheet a minute before half time when a hopeful long ball fell to him in the area.

The striker took a couple of touches before finding enough space and squeezing Altona's third past Gerohristodoulou.

Harris made two changes at the break with Hockless and Wales replaced by Mathew Sanders and Jonathan Munoz.

But Magic came out firing and Gerohristodoulou superbly held Delev's long-range stinger.

A minute later, Saric put Delev behind the defence but his attempted chip over the advancing Gully goalkeeper went over the bar.

Both teams put in a number of big tackles in the second half, resulting in six bookings.

With a quarter of an hour to play, Vargas lost the ball outside his own defensive area but Magic captain Pece Siveski could only manage to hit the outside of the post with his shot.

The game turned in Gully's favour after 76 minutes when Altona was reduced to 10 men.

Defender Bojku was given a second yellow card after kicking the ball away after play had been stopped.

As Gully pushed forward to get back into the game, Siveski played Taseski through on goal but Gerohristodoulou denied him in the last chance of the game.