20.03.2016 10:09 h

Glory power on as Victory stumble again in A-League

Perth Glory pressed on with their finals hopes as defending champions Melbourne Victory suffered another setback in Australia's A-League on Sunday.

The Glory made the long haul to New Zealand where they registered an important 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix.

Irishman Andy Keogh netted his eighth goal of the season while creative Spaniard Diego Castro picked up his 12th goal of the campaign 16 minutes from time before Phoenix scored a stoppage-time consolation goal through Tom Doyle.

Melbourne Victory fell three points behind Glory in sixth place after drawing 1-1 at home against the 10-man Newcastle Jets.

Ryan Kitto's opener had Newcastle on track for a third road upset of Victory in as many seasons before Daniel Mullen's 39th-minute red card left them a man down.

Victory could only find an equaliser from leading scorer Besart Berisha and home fans booed their team off the field at full-time.

Western Sydney Wanderers went back to the top of the competition following a scoreless draw at home with Adelaide United.

The home side wasted several scoring chances and lie just one point ahead of Melbourne City and Brisbane with three regular rounds left before the play-offs.

Uruguayan striker Bruno Fornaroli led Melbourne City to a 3-1 win over 10-man Brisbane at home.

A second-half Aaron Mooy penalty was followed by headers to Anthony Caceres and Nick Fitzgerald to cancel out Dimitri Petratos' first-half volley for Roar.

Central Coast staged a late comeback to deal Sydney FC a further blow to their faltering finals hopes with a 2-2 draw at home.

George Blackwood and Shane Smeltz put Sydney 2-0 up and had chances to kill off the game before the Mariners fought back for a draw with goals by Irishman Roy O'Donovan and defender Harry Ascroft.