The Wellington Phoenix’s recent smashing of the Central Coast Mariners went down as one of the biggest victories in A-League history.

This presents the opportunity to discuss not only this sensational result but also some of the most devastating wins in the A-League.

Now, let’s get this started.

Melbourne Victory 6-0 Adelaide United (Grand Final 2007)

An iconic scoreline that will be remembered forever, unfortunately it’s a memory that can not be erased by Adelaide United.

It was a night in which Archie Thompson scored five of his side’s six strikes to claim the Victory’s maiden A-League championship, while the Reds still maintain the heaviest defeat ever recorded in a grand final.

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Central Coast Mariners 2-8 Newcastle Jets (Round 27 2017/18)

Loosing by a devastating margin to any A-League opposition can be tough but when it’s to  your rivals it hurts that much more.

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The travellers began the F3 derby by going behind 3-0 lead within 25 minutes before Connor Pain brought a goal back before half time.

However, the predominately white-striped Jets resumed their relentless service as Riley McGee capped off his hat trick to ensure a dominant one-sided affair.

Central Coast Mariners 2-8 Wellington Phoenix (Round 21 2018/19)

The Mariners back to back, oh dear.

As everyone is aware, the Mariners have not been enjoying a good season and it took an even bigger hit in front of their home faithful against the Wellington Phoenix this past weekend.

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The full time scoreline then carried over past the full time whistle as it resulted in the club sacking coach Mike Mulvey.

Striker Roy Krishna and Sarpeet Singh’s double ensured the away side’s dominant showing.

The Gosford outfit were doomed for the offset as English defender Sam Graham found the back of his own net just eight minutes into the contest.

Mark Rudan’s team were 7-0 up before the hour mark and It certainly seemed like the hosts would go on to receive the heaviest defeat ever, but scoring two goals before the Phoenix notched their eighth prevented that further embarrassment.

Adelaide United 7-0 Newcastle Jets 7-0 (Round 15 2014/15)

It’s not all bad for Adelaide in this piece.

The South Australian side put forward one of the most dominant performances ever produced in the league, going up 4-0 at the break in front of over 10,000 fans at Cooper stadium.

The Reds did not stop there as three more strikes courtesy of Bruce Djite, Sergio Cirio and Isaías Sánchez’s condemned the Jets to a miserable and forgetful afternoon.

Adelaide United 8-1 North Queensland Fury 8-1 (Round 24 2010/11)

This was a night Adelaide fans will never forget in a good way as a record setting night blessed the South Australians.

The Reds set a record winning margin of seven goals and they have managed to do that on two separate occasions, a feat not yet accomplished by any other side in the competition.

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Sergio van Dijk and Marco Flores became the first teammates to bag hat tricks in the same game.

As for the Fury, it was a disastrous night in their final top-flight season.

Feature image credit: Cameron McIntosh

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