Western Sydney have managed continued their solid start to the season as they managed a 2-1 victory over Adelaide that sees both teams continue their runs at Pirtek Stadium on Friday night.
It was a tough night for Adelaide United, with bad signs from the very start with their bus not showing up to the hotel forcing the away team to walk through Parramatta to the stadium.
That extra warm up may have left Adelaide too warm as they struggled to get started in the match as Nikolai Topor-Stanley nearly caught the Reds out in the opening minute forcing Eugene Galekovic in to a good save.
It was a tight match but Western Sydney seemed to have the edge throughout and at the half way mark of the half could well have hit the lead again as Galekovic denied Tomi Juric only for the rebound to fall to Brendan Santalab who hit a volley that went wide across the face of goal.
Adelaide United probably should have been reduced to ten on the next play as Tarek Elrich was shown a yellow card for dissent and then tripped up twice former team-mate Mark Bridge and avoided being shown a second yellow.
The Wanderers should have hit the lead moments later as Shinji Ono crossed for Iacopo La Rocca who was left open with the goal at his mercy but could only find the side netting.
Just before half-time Adelaide United finally had a good chance as Marcelo Carrusca sent a free-kick in for Sergio Cirio whose header went right at Ante Covic that kept the match scoreless at the break despite Western Sydney dominating.
Despite that impressive first half performance it was Adelaide United hit the lead just nine minutes in to the half as Jeronimo was able to send the ball in to the box which deflected and fell in to Carrusca's path allowing him to open the scoring.
But Western Sydney responded and had an equalizer on the hour mark as Aaron Mooy was able to control the ball and sent Tomi Juric free to slam home a powerful equalizer.
That left the Reds furious as it seemed Mooy needed his arm to control the ball before sending it to Juric but their protests went unheeded and the goal stood.
Despite all Adelaide's protest Wanderers were level and had really dominated much of the match and that goal gave them the momentum to continue to push for a winner.
The hosts continued to push but their strikers and midfielders just could not put their chances away as it looked like Adelaide would hold on for a draw.
But that pressure was always going to tell in the 80th minute Western Sydney hit the lead as Juric put away the cross from Jerome Polenz to seal the win for the hosts.