ICYMI: Hyundai A-League Round 18 wrap

Miss anything across the last four days of the Hyundai A-League? Spend your Monday morning the right way and catch up now!

Melbourne City 2-2 Newcastle Jets

Ross McCormack was denied a fairytale farewell despite Melbourne City twice coming from behind to rescue an entertaining 2-2 draw with Newcastle Jets in the round's opening encounter on Thursday night.

The on-loan McCormack had a goal-bound attempt for a winner dramatically cleared off the line in stoppage time as the final match of his injury replacement contract finished all square.

City had young star Daniel Arzani and the in-form Dario Vidosic to thank for cancelling out the leads that Nikolai Topor-Stanley and Jason Hoffman had given Newcastle.

Ross McCormack
Ross McCormack looked to have scored the winner for City.

Melbourne Victory 1-3 Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory collapsed to more Big Blue misery on Friday night as Bobo's brace helped Sydney FC to a come-from-behind 3-1 win at AAMI Park.

The Sky Blues emphatically responded to Besart Berisha's 58th minute penalty by piling on three goals over the final half-hour, extending their unbeaten run against Kevin Muscat's men to two years.

Bobo headed the first and the struck the second from the spot, before David Carney added late polish to the scoreline.

Bobo
Bobo surpassed Marc Janko's club record for most goals in a single season.

Wellington Phoenix 0-1 Adelaide United

Adelaide United reaffirmed their top four credentials with a 1-0 win over Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.

Beaten 5-0 by Melbourne City last time out, the Reds responded in perfect fashion as George Blackwood's lone first half goal spoiled Andrew Durante's milestone match.

The Phoenix skipper was celebrating his 278th Hyundai A-League match, equalling Danny Vukovic's all-time appearance record, but a youthful Adelaide were far from overawed in moving within a point of fourth-placed Victory.

Phoenix Adelaide
Ersan Gulum and the Adelaide defence hardly gave Phoenix a sniff.

Central Coast Mariners 1-2 Brisbane Roar

Brisbane Roar rebounded from a difficult week to leapfrog Central Coast Mariners on the ladder with a 2-1 win in Gosford on Saturday night.

Experienced stars Brett Holman and Matt McKay punished a pair of defensive errors as Roar recovered from their AFC Champions League exit at the hands of Ceres-Negros.

Blake Powell pulled one back but it was merely a consolation, with Brisbane holding firm to secure a ninth victory in their last 11 against the Mariners.

Brett Holman
Brett Holman scored for the second time in as many weeks.

Perth Glory 3-1 Western Sydney Wanderers

Perth Glory broke out of their form slump with a much-needed 3-1 victory over a 10-man Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium on Sunday.

Glory were given the perfect opportunity to return to winning ways when Keanu Baccus was shown a straight red for giving a way a penalty that Diego Castro converted in the seventh minute.

Wanderers did respond through Oriol Riera's spot-kick, but the contest was effectively over by half-time as Castro and Andy Keogh struck two spectacular goals in the space of three minutes.

Perth are now level on points with the Wanderers, who sit outside the top six on goal difference.

Diego Castro
Diego Castro dominated proceedings in Perth.