Spotless performance: Western Sydney Wanderers edged to a 2-0 victory over Central Coast Mariners.
It was a nervy first half from both sides, but Western Sydney's Jaushua Sotirio looked lively and saw a lot of the ball, and Oriol Riera couldn't keep his headers down. On the brink of half-time, young gun Keanu Baccus rifled home from distance to open the scoring and give the hosts the lead that they craved.
Sotirio brought Western Sydney to a two-goal advantage by cooly slotting home the rebound from Ben Kennedy's save of Bruce Kamau's strike.
Western Sydney Wanderers
Vedran Janjetovic (GK) - 7
Parried away McGlinchey chance. Wasn't overly threatened
Josh Risdon - 6
Great link-up with Sotirio, but was let down by his final execution. Great volleyed cross in for Riera.
Brendan Hamill - 6
Fairly quiet, solid defending to keep out the Mariners.
Patrick Ziegler - 8
Applied pressure, calm and crucial defending. Rescued the Wanderers on several occasions.
Tarek Elrich - 5
Fairly quiet night.
Jordan O'Doherty - 6
Was lively and showed bravado to have a crack at goal but didn't effect the scoreline.