Liam Reddy (Perth Glory)
Although the Glory keeper conceded twice, he was enormous as the Victory piled on the pressure in the second half, having four saves for the game, the most over the weekend.
Kye Rowles (Central Coast Mariners)
The young Mariners right-back had a superb showing in helping to limit the influence of City’s attacking threats as his side tried to survive a second half onslaught from the visitors.
Shane Lowry (Perth Glory)
Was the rock for the Glory across the back-line, having 11 clearances which was the most for the game.
Kalifa Cisse (Central Coast Mariners)
The Mali international was once again impressive for the Mariners, providing a sure hand across the back four and patrolling any danger that came knocking.
Tom Doyle (Wellington Phoenix)
Had a game-high six interceptions and made some crucial blocks as the Nix had their first clean sheet in 16 games.
Keisuke Honda (Melbourne Victory)
The Japanese star controlled the majority of the game in the Victory’s loss and had two assists. Would have scored himself if not for a fine save by Liam Reddy.
Milos Ninkovic (Sydney FC)
Ninkovic was at his absolute best for the Sky Blues in the derby victory at the SCG. The Serbian brilliantly controlled the game and set up the second goal for his side.
Alex Lopez (Brisbane Roar)
Lopez was the Roar’s most influential player in their draw with Wellington, giving a tireless display for Brisbane whilst combining that effort with brilliant skill on the ball.
Adam Le Fondre (Sydney FC)
Took his goal well and worked the Wanderers defenders over all game with his runs off the ball, leading from the front in the derby.
Eric Bautheac (Brisbane Roar)
Was the catalyst for any chance the Roar had during the game as the Frenchman attacked with vigour and was all over the pitch for Brisbane.
Craig Goodwin (Adelaide United)
Could be working towards a Socceroos recall after another strong game for the Reds, terrorising the Jets defence before scoring with a header.