Mark Rudan secured victory on his first return to Wellington with his Western United side.
Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City couldn’t sort out their differences at Marvel stadium as their match ended in a draw.
Western Sydney Wanderers kicked off their new A-League season with a 2-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners.
Defending A-League champions Sydney FC kicked off with a 3-2 win over Adelaide United.
Big names from across the A-League launch the new season, set to get underway on Friday October 11.
Former Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore has been appointed special advisor to the A-League clubs and head of league Greg O’Rourke.
The appointment comes as the A-League, W-League, Y-League and E-League transition to independence from the FFA.
Scudamore played a significant role in transforming the Premier League into the most-watched league in world sports, growing its revenues from £148 million in 1997-98 to the current £3.2 billion for 2019-20.
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