Adam Le Fondre marked his return from Mumbai City with a goal for Sydney, but Central Coast sit second in the A-League table.
Brisbane Roar denied Central Coast Mariners in the A-League, while Perth Glory continued to emerge from a slump with a comfortable victory.
Western Sydney Wanderers improved their hopes of landing a Finals place with a huge victory, while Sydney FC had a more difficult day.
Two players were sent off and a couple of goals were disallowed as Adelaide United and Western United played out a gripping draw.
Nikolai Topor-Stanley scored an own goal and Dylan Pierias added a second for Western United against Newcastle Jets.
Ben Waine, who scored a 90th-minute against Western United on April 11, was once again on target for Wellington Phoenix.
Melbourne City thrashed Melbourne Victory for the second time this season in a match that will live long in the memory.
Wellington Phoenix stopped the rot by edging out previously in-form Western United in a pulsating contest.
Melbourne City beat Wellington Phoenix 3-2 and Newcastle Jets lost 1-0 to Western United in Monday's A-League action.
Young goalkeeper Joe Gauci made two impressive penalty saves, but Adelaide United's winning run ended with defeat to Central Coast Mariners.