Melbourne Victory 0 Sydney FC 1

Sydney FC rounded off its 2007 Pre-Season Cup campaign with its first-ever victory in Melbourne thanks to Alex Brosque's first-half strike.

Sydney FC rounded off its 2007 Pre-Season Cup campaign with its first-ever victory in Melbourne thanks to Alex Brosque's first-half strike.

Brosque scored Sydney FC's winning goal 11 minutes before the break, pouncing on Grant Brebner's failed clearance and slotting the ball into the bottom corner. It was no more than Branko Culina's side deserved after putting Melbourne Victory on the back foot for most of the opening period.

Sydney FC did not have it all its own way in the second period as Melbourne Victory, desperate not to lose its fourth 2007 Pre-Season Cup match in a row, pushed in a search of equaliser.

Melbourne Victory huffed and puffed but it was all in vain. The closest that Ernie Merrick's team came to levelling the scores was in the 90th minute, Kaz Patafta's powerful drive bouncing back off the crossbar, Clint Bolton parrying Adrian Caceres' follow-up effort and Danny Allsopp blazing over from close range.

Melbourne Victory 0 Sydney FC 1 (Alex Brosque 34') Date: Saturday, August 11, 2007 Venue: Olympic Park, Melbourne Referee: Simon Przydacz Crowd: 3400

Melbourne Victory: 1. Michael THEOKLITOS (gk), 2. Kevin MUSCAT (captain), 3. Daniel PIORKOWSKI, 6. Steve PANTELIDIS, 8. Grant BREBNER, 9. Danny ALLSOPP, 10. Archie THOMPSON (7. Matthew KEMP 84'), 11. Joseph KEENAN, 12. Rodrigo VARGAS, 16. Carlos HERNANDEZ (14. Adrian CACERES 65'), 18. Leigh BROXHAM (13. Kaz PATAFTA 46').

Substitutions not used: 20. Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk).

Sydney FC: 1. Clint BOLTON (gk), 4. Mark RUDAN, 6. Tony POPOVIC (captain), 8. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 9. David ZDRILIC (3. Nikolas TSATTALIOS 90'+1), 14. Alex BROSQUE, 15. Terry McFLYNN, 16. Mark MILLIGAN, 19. Michael ENFIELD, 23. Ufuk TALAY (27. Shannon COLE 46'), 25. Adam BIDDLE.

Substitutions not used: 30. Matthew NASH (gk), 28. Chris NUNES.

Yellow cards: Alex Brosque 47', Adam Biddle 58', Shannon Cole 79', Terry McFlynn 87'.