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Adelaide, Newcastle play to scoreless draw in goal-starved A-League


ADELAIDE, Australia — Adelaide United and Newcastle Jets played to a scoreless draw in the A-League on Sunday in a seventh round where goals were hard to come by.

Sydney FC and Perth played to the same result late Saturday in searing heat in Perth. Five weekend matches resulted in a total of just eight goals.

Earlier, Brisbane and Melbourne City drew 1-1, Melbourne Victory beat Central Coast 2-1 and Western Sydney edged Wellington 2-1.

First-place Brisbane has 14 points, one ahead of the Victory and the Wanderers. Sydney is on 12 points, followed by Newcastle on 11 points and Wellington on 10.

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