Wellington Phoenix scored inside the first minute to beat Perth Glory and record their first away win this season at nib Stadium on Sunday.
The win is a confidence booster for Wellington who went ahead early courtesy of Tim Brown who netted a scorching goal in 42 seconds, the quickest goal of the season.
The win puts the Phoenix back on the winner's list after heavy losses to top two teams Adelaide and Brisbane.
Perth's horror run continues meanwhile as the team remain winless since beating Wellington 2-1 at home back on September 5 with the run including eight losses, a nil-all draw with Melbourne Heart on Wednesday and just two goals in nine games. The Glory has not scored in their last four matches.
The lone goal was produced in the first attack of the game as a clumsy clear from Glory's Andy Todd saw the ball end up with Wellington's Chris Greenacre whose pass found Brown outside the box to drill it past Glory 'keeper Tando Velaphi.
There were several more chances for Wellington to increase the deficit in the first half, with the Glory's Scott Neville almost delivering an own goal and Paul Ifill unable to capitalise on a pass from young Perth defender Brent Griffiths.
Things soon got even worse for the Glory when Neville limped off the ground as he came out on the wrong end of a tackle on Vince Lia, injuring his thigh and earning a yellow card in the process.
Wellington were on the attack again after the break with Ifill forcing a save by Velaphi early in the second half.
The Glory then found some momentum but Michael Baird and Jamie Coyne missed golden chances to close the gap much to the frustration of the crowd of 6676.
Perth's hopes of an equaliser further evaporated in the 81st minute when captain Jacob Burns was dismissed after earning his second yellow card for the game for an overzealous tackle on Daniel.
That was enough to secure the win for Wellington who return home to play Central Coast next Saturday while Perth travel to Adelaide on Wednesday before hosting Melbourne Victory next Sunday.
Wellington were clearly stung by their first home loss in 24 matches to Brisbane on Wednesday and coach Ricki Herbert was delighted with the response.
"We had a tough week, worked hard and the players responded well," Herbert said.
"We've been on the back of some punishment the last few weeks but we worked hard here, a lot more than we have the last couple of weeks, and we got something from it, which is pleasing."
The Glory were disappointing again, but interim coach Ian Ferguson tried to see the positives in the performance.
"We lost an early goal and you start to see a little bit of confidence come down, but we had a couple of good chances that we could have put away to change the game for us," Ferguson said.
"The young ones again who have come in to back up two games in a row was a credit to them, and in the manner that they played."