- Associated Press - Saturday, December 26, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) - Captain Alex Brosque scored twice as Sydney FC beat 10-man Central Coast 4-1 Saturday, extending the Mariners’ winless streak to 11 A-League matches.

Brosque scored his fourth goal of the season in the 12th minute after some short passes between Milos Ninkovic and Andrew Hoole. In the 24th, Brosque scored on a penalty after Mariners goalkeeper Jake McGing took down Ninkovic and was given a straight red card.

The win moved Sydney into fourth place, six points behind first-place Western Sydney.

Earlier Saturday, Adelaide United extended its unbeaten run to four matches with a 3-0 win over the Wellington Phoenix. The Reds took the lead through an own-goal just before halftime and added two more in the final 20 minutes following the send-off of Wellington midfielder Albert Riera in the 58th.

Craig Goodwin, in the 73rd, and Michael Marrone, who scored two minutes later, were the second-half scorers for seventh-place Adelaide.

On Sunday, Melbourne Victory hosts Perth while Brisbane, in second place and five-points behind first-place Western Sydney, plays third-place Melbourne City.

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