The top six is settled and the the Finals Series are just around the corner!
Here’s a wrap of an action packed final round of the A-League.
Sydney FC 1-0 Melbourne Victory
In another eventful night for Sydney FC, the Sky Blues lifted the Premiers Plate for the second consecutive season.
Against traditional rivals Melbourne Victory, Bobo’s eighth minute strike was the only goal that separated the sides.
Victory had their chances, with a couple of them being cleared off the line, however Bobo’s 27th goal of the campaign was enough for the Sky Blues.
Wellington Phoenix 2-1 Melbourne City
With City’s position all but secured before the match, Wellington was looking to regain some pride after a very disappointing season.
It appeared to be more of the same for the Phoenix, as a superb curled shot from Bruno Fornaroli, found the back of the net.
However teenage sensation Sarpreet Singh scored at either side of the break to cause a massive upset. Wellington’s fifth win of the season meant that they jumped ahead of Central Coast and finished in 9th place for the season. Meanwhile, City prepare for their elimination final on Friday night against the Roar.
Central Coast Mariners 2-8 Newcastle Jets
In a stunning game, Newcastle became the first away team to score eight goals in A-League history, as they recorded one of the most lopsided F3 Derby scores!
Teenage midfielder Riley McGree bagged a hattrick while Roy O’Donovan scored a brace.
With new Mariners boss Mike Mulvey in the stands, the Mariners put a poor season behind them, collecting the wooden spoon in the process – their second in three years.
Perth Glory 2-3 Brisbane Roar
In a do or die clash for both teams, Brisbane came out on top in a five-goal classic.
Adam Taggart sent the Perth fans into raptures after an early goal, but the Roar had too much experience and quality which was the difference in the end.
Substitute Henrique bagged a double off the bench, with Danish midfielder Thomas Kristensen also getting on the scoresheet.
Brett Holman’s injury will be closely monitored this week, as he limped off in the first half.
In a frustrating inconsistent season for the Glory, it means they miss out on finals football for the first time in three years.
Western Sydney Wanderers 2-3 Adelaide United
Adelaide United played the role of party poopers, as they ruined the Wanderers’ chance of playing finals this season.
Needing all three points to overtake Brisbane, the Wanderers took the lead thanks to a converted penalty.
After Baba Diawara and Daniel Adlung overturned the deficit, Marcelo Carrusca leveled the scores against his former side.
The Wanderers were then handed another penalty, which was missed by Oriol Riera, where moments later Keanu Baccus was sent off in a moment of madness.
The Reds were able to capitalise on the numerical advantage, as Ryan Kitto scored the winner, to ensure Adelaide went into the finals on winning form.