Here's your Monday morning recap of Round 16 Hyundai A-League action as the Wanderers finally won a home game, Cahill bagged a brace and Maclaren won it for Roar.
The Mariners were on the back foot before kick off after they arrived late to AAMI on Thursday night, and Tim Cahill soon had them on the back foot on the pitch with two first-half goals. A red card to goal-scorer Roy O’Donovan didn’t help the Mariners, either.
The Sky Blue juggernaut rolls on - that’s 16 rounds unbeaten - after they ran over the top of the Reds at a very humid Allianz in Harvey Norman Friday Night Football to extend their lead to eight points atop the ladder.
Three home games in a week and with two wins racked up, Phoenix were desperate for the trifecta. Roar sub Jamie Maclaren had other ideas, though, as he fired Brisbane to a desperately needed win on the road to reignite their top four hopes.
The Glory revival is now in full bloom as Kenny Lowe's men came from a goal down to score twice in a scorching final 30 minutes to see off Victory, who missed a first half penalty courtesy of Liam Reddy’s save against Besart Berisha.
Finally, Wanderers have won a home game! An improving performance in the heat at Campbelltown saw Tony Popovic’s men a goal up at the break before sealing a second goal and all three points against their top six rivals.