ICYMI: Hyundai A-League Round 26 wrap

The Hyundai A-League's top four has now been confirmed while the race for sixth will go down to the final round of the season after another thrilling weekend of action.

Heere's what you may have missed from Round 26. 

Newcastle Jets 0-2 Perth Glory

Perth Glory kept their Finals Series hope alive and deepened Newcastle Jets' worrying form drop with a comfortable 2-0 win at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday night.

Diego Castro converted an early penalty before Adam Taggart netted in the Hunter for the seventh straight match to give Glory a two-goal lead inside half an hour.

And the visitors never looked like surrendering the advantage as they won away for the first time in seven attempts, leaving second-placed Newcastle to contemplate a third straight defeat.

Diego Castro and Adam Taggart
Perth Glory downed Newcastle Jets 2-0.

Western Sydney Wanderers 3-0 Brisbane Roar

A resurgent Western Sydney Wanderers FC boosted their finals chances with a well-deserved 3-0 win over Brisbane Roar FC at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night. 

Wanderers scored three times in the opening 40 minutes to blow away a lacklustre Roar side thanks to the sensational Oriol Riera, Alvaro Cejudo and Chris Ikonomidis in the front third. 

The result sets up a season-defining blockbuster in Perth next weekend as Roar face in-form Glory, with both clubs hoping to squeeze into sixth. 

Wanderers

 

Melbourne City 1-0 Central Coast Mariners

Melbourne City FC strengthened their grip on a third-place finish by edging an impressive Central Coast Mariners 1-0 at AAMI on Saturday night. 

Bruno Fornaroli netted the only goal of the game as Warren Joyce's side boosted their hopes of an Asian Champions League spot for 2019. 

Bruno Fornaroli
Bruno Fornaroli scored the only goal as City downed CCM.

Melbourne Victory 2-1 Wellington Phoenix

Melbourne Victory defeated a brave Wellington Phoenix 2-1 with two late goals at AAMI Park on Sunday night.

Victory pulled it out of the fire with 84th and 87th minutes goals thanks to late subs Leroy George and "King" Kenny Athiu who were Victory's game changers after Phoenix looked like they may hang on for the win. 

Kenny
Kenny Athiu netted the winner for Victory.

Sydney FC 3-0 Adelaide United

Sydney FC eased past Adelaide United 3-0 with Brazilian striker Bobo in fabulous form scoring twice to make it 26 goals for the season on Sunday night.   

At Allianz, Bobo hit goals 25 and 26 of the season and provided a deft assist for Matt Simon's header on the cusp of halftime as the league leaders moved to 61 points on the ladder.  

After a stunning win in Asia a few days earlier, the Sky Blues ended the week on a high in the penultimate round in the Hyundai A-League. 

Bobo
Bobo