Melbourne Victory closed in on a place in the A-League play-offs as Danny Allsopp scored in each half to overcome Gold Coast United 2-0 at AAMI Park.

Allsopp opened the scoring with a 25-yard strike after 25 minutes before turning John Curtis and firing home 11 minutes into the second half to seal the points.

Dylan Macallister's 20th-minute goal saw Wellington Phoenix move into the top six with a 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets at Westpac Stadium.

Macallister poked home midway through the first half to overcome Jets, who had Ryan Griffiths sent off in the 66th minute.