A late George Blackwood header earned Adelaide United a precious 1-0 win against arch foes Melbourne Victory in their Good Friday A-League fixture.
Blackwood's goal from a clean close-range connection ensures Adelaide will keep fourth spot on the ladder entering next week's last round before the finals.
Victory will finish third regardless of next week's results after losing any hope of pinching second spot from Sydney FC.
On the cusp of the finals, Victory also lost key playmaker James Troisi to...
Melbourne Victory kept the pressure on Sydney FC in their battle for second spot on the A-League ladder, but they needed a late Georg Neidermeier goal to secure a 2-1 win over lowly Central Coast.
The German's first A-League goal came at an opportune time for Kevin Muscat's side, his 79th minute strike securing all three points at AAMI Park on Sunday.
Ola Toivonen's 12th goal of the season gave Victory a deserved 1-0 lead at half-time, but the upstart Mariners drew level when Matt Simon converted...
Melbourne Victory have been humbled by Guangzhou Evergande, smashed 4-0 on Wednesday night in another AFC Champions League away-day destruction.
Victory were two down within 10 minutes courtesy of Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca and couldn't compete with the Chinese Super League heavyweights.
"We weren't up to scratch," Victory captain Carl Valeri conceded. "We made too many mistakes against a quality team, they punish you every time."
Talisca, one part of a A$100 million double act with former...