Nov 28, 2015 at 8.30am UK at ​Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
VictoryMelbourne Victory
2-1
Adelaide UnitedAdelaide United
Berisha (14' pen.), Bozanic (29')
Georgievski (15'), Broxham (41'), Mahazi (52')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Carrusca (87' pen.)
Elrich (21'), Marrone (26'), Jeggo (29'), Goodwin (46'), Elsey (47'), Djite (57'), Isaias (64')

Result: Melbourne Victory hold on to beat Adelaide United

First-half goals from Besart Berisha and Oliver Bozanic help Melbourne Victory to a 2-1 win against Adelaide United in the A-League.

Melbourne Victory have moved to the top of the A-League table with a 2-1 victory against Adelaide United.

The Victory were handed the opportunity to take the lead when Jason Geria was brought down in the box and a penalty was awarded. Besart Berisha took the spot kick and sent Eugene Gakekovic the wrong way to put his side ahead.

Besart Berisha of the Victory celebrates after scoring a goal during the round eight A-League match between Melbourne City FC and Adelaide United at Etihad Stadium on November 28, 2015© Getty Images

The home team doubled their advantage through Oliver Bozanic as he managed to catch out Gakekovic at his near post to beat the keeper with a quickly taken free kick.

In the second half, Guilherme Finkler set up Fahid Ben Khalfallah who forced a save out of Gakekovic as Victory pushed for a third, but during the closing stages, Adelaide began to threaten, with Craig Goodwin and Isaias both going close.

With three minutes remaining, they halved the deficit when Marcelo Carrusca netted from the spot to set up a tense finish, but Melbourne held on to leave Adelaide at the foot of the standings.

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