A snapshot of the A-League's 15th week

A snapshot of week 15 of the A-League where Central Coast kept their firm grip on top spot and Macarthur FC moved into second.

THEY SAID IT: "It's a reality check. In professional sports, you cannot afford to switch off because on any given day there is a team waiting there to beat you" - Coach Patrick Kisnorbo after Melbourne City's loss to Western United

MAN OF THE WEEK: Central Coast's Alou Kuol has mastered popping up at the right time just when the Mariners need a goal. The Mariners fought back from a goal down to beat Adelaide, keeping a firm grip on top spot in the process, with Kuol scoring the winner. The most exciting prospect in the A-League has since been linked to German Bundesliga club VFB Stuttgart.

BEAT THAT: Besart Berisha turned back the clock with a magnificent goal to secure United all three points against Melbourne City. The veteran striker took a touch, spun on a dime past Nuno Reis and finished with aplomb.

STAT ATTACK: Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Graham Dorrans received his eighth yellow card of the season - and therefore his second suspension - against Brisbane Roar.

TALKING POINT: Macarthur are making their move. The Bulls won their third game on the bounce to nudge their way into second place on the table, three points behind leaders Central Coast.

UNDER PRESSURE: Brisbane Roar can't score at the moment and are now eight games without a win. Coach Warren Moon admits they need to start getting three points soon to avoid being cut adrift from the finals race.

UP NEXT: There are two games on Monday. Western United face a short turnaround against the Jets in Newcastle, with Wellington hosting City in the later game.