A-League review

Adelaide hit for six as Bridge inspires

December 21, 2012

Mark Bridge scored a hat-trick as Western Sydney Wanderers underlined their potential as genuine A-League title contenders with a 6-1 thrashing of Adelaide United.

Mark Bridge
PA PhotosMark Bridge celebrates for his side

Former Japan international Shinji Ono, striker Dino Kresinger and substitute Joey Gibbs were also on the scoresheet, with Dario Vidosic's goal a mere consolation for the visitors.

While Bridge will get most of the plaudits, midfielder Mateo Poljak had his best game for the club in central midfield while winger Youssouf Hersi had three assists.

Mike Mulvey's tenure as Brisbane Roar coach got off to a losing start as Perth Glory beat his side 1-0 in a dour affair at Suncorp Stadium.

Steven McGarry's long-range strike, which lit up a quiet first half, after 44 minutes was enough to seal the win for the Glory.

Brisbane threw everything at Perth in the second half - Henrique hitting the underside of the bar - but the Glory pushed numbers back and ensured they held on for their second win in a row.