Socceroos at Home: Maclaren, Leckie, Tilio and Goodwin on form

On Thursday evening, Melbourne City put together another impressive performance beating Sydney FC 4-0 at AAMI Park. While Craig Goodwin grabbed an assist in Adelaide United's 1-0 victory over Macarthur FC. 

Melbourne City got the party started early as young defender Jordy Bos struck from distance through a sea of bodies to give City a deserved lead inside the opening half-an-hour

Socceroo midfielder Marco Tilio entered the fray in the 36th minute after Aiden O'Neill was substituted by Patrick Kisnorbo. 

It didn't take long for City to find their second of the evening against the Sky Blues as Tilio was involved in the build-up of play which saw Mathew Leckie head home his first of the evening following a brilliant cross from Andrew Nabbout. 

Shortly after City doubled the lead on the 54th minute, Tilio produced a beautiful ball that played fellow Socceroo Jam Maclaren in behind and the 28-year-old made no mistake in dispatching shot right past Tom Heward-Belle who was left rooted to thiee spot. 

Two minutes later. It was vintage Leckie as the 31-year-old produced one of the most delightful goals you will see this A-League Men's season. Bringing the ball out from the sky on the halfway line and dinking the ball over the head of Sky Blues defender James Donachie. 

Leckie struck a half volley which left Heward-Belle with no chance to stop the Socceroo's venomous strike to add City's fourth of the evening, which capped off a brillant performance for Tilio, Maclaren, Leckie and Melbourne City. 

Connor Metcalfe also put together a solid 90 minutes as City's big win over the Sky Blues further cemented their place at the top of the A-League Men ladder.

Melbourne City are next in action against Melbourne Victory in the Melbourne Derby on Saturday evening with kick-off slated for 7:35pm at AAMI Park. 

Elsewhere, Adelaide United winger Craig Goodwin bagged another assist in a 1-0 victory for the Reds at Coopers Stadium on Friday evening and the result pushes Goodwin's side further into the hunt for finals football. 

The winger's cross held up perfectly in the Adelaide night sky and this allowed Hiroshi Ibusuki to fire his side ahead right on the stroke of half-time and the 30-year-old's assist proved to be key as the Reds held out for a 1-0 shut-out victory at home. 

Adelaide United and Craig Goodwin are next in action against Sydney FC on Tuesday evening with kick-off scheduled for 7:05pm at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.