THEY SAID IT: "He is an absolute god of football. That man is ridiculously good and so underrated" - Brisbane's Jez Lofthouse lauds Jay O'Shea after his thunderbolt helped the Roar claim a 1-0 win over Western United to keep their slim finals hopes alive.
MAN OF THE WEEK: Socceroos winger Craig Goodwin was in rare touch for Adelaide United, playing a part in two goals and grabbing one of his own as the Reds thrashed Wellington Phoenix 5-1.
STAT ATTACK: After that thumping victory over Wellington, Carl Veart has equalled John Kosmina's record for the most games as Adelaide coach. Veart has picked up 37 wins in 83 games as Reds boss.
TALKING POINT: Do Melbourne Victory still have a chance of making the top six? After Sunday's 2-0 win over the Central Coast, Tony Popovic's men are still bottom of the table but are just six points adrift of the finals places. They have a game in hand - owing to the postponed derby game - on their rivals, and will fancy their chances of a late run.
BEAT THAT: Calem Nieuwenhof scored a 25-yard screamer in Western Sydney Wanderers' 4-0 win over Sydney FC. What made it all the more enjoyable for the 22-year-old was the fact it came against the club that didn't bother to offer him a contract.
UNDER PRESSURE: Sydney FC. Suffering your biggest ever derby loss to your rivals is one thing, but to concede four at home and barely show up will have alarm bells ringing for coach Steve Corica. Their defensive frailties have been a recurring theme this season and their grip on their spot in the top six is in real danger with five games left.
UP NEXT: The international break puts the A-League Men on hold for a week, with Western Sydney's home game against Adelaide and Sydney's finals shootout with Western United headlining the fixture list in a fortnight's time.