Melbourne Victory were able to move up to fourth place in the A-League table after a comprehensive victory over Central Coast Mariners. Kevin Muscat saw his team make a sluggish start to the campaign but they have been able to recover their form at just the right time. Victory are now just one point behind their rivals while table leaders Perth Glory are three points ahead. Perth were able to secure a victory over Adelaide to remain at the top of the table. Kevin Muscat will probably be disappointed that the international break has hit his team at the wrong possible occasion given that Victory could have built on this recent form.
“I think the last two games have been a great response from us. That first half was tremendous. It was exciting, it was disciplined, it was controlled, it was measured, had a lot of desire about it and some really good football. It really gives us something to work towards over this week and then leading into our next game.The reality is there’s so much movement in that front four, in any given instance if you pause the game,” said Muscat after the win.