7 Feb 2011

Smeltz scores twice in Gold Coast win

5:40 am on 7 February 2011

Gold Coast United all but secured a top four spot in football's A-League with a 2-1 win over the Glory in Perth on Sunday night.

All White Shane Smeltz scored from the penalty spot either side of half time in front of 6,617 fans to lead Gold Coast to just their third win from their past 10 games and extend Perth's horror streak to just two wins from 24.

United will need to take just one point from their last two games to guarantee a place in the top four, they can host a semi-final should they close the five-point gap to second-placed Central Coast.