This A-League season has been a two-horse race, but with Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets showing glimpses of vulnerability over the past month, could one of the remaining four teams steal championship glory?
That will certainly be the goal for Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory, Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar when the finals series kicks off this weekend.
Both matches in week one of the finals will be held at AAMI Park in Melbourne, with City hosting Brisbane on Friday before the Victory welcome...
Newcastle have rediscovered their attacking flair for the A-League finals, while consigning Central Coast to the wooden spoon with an 8-2 flogging.
Riley McGree scored a hat trick on Saturday night at Central Coast Stadium and Roy O'Donovan netted a double. The second-placed Jets dominated, coming into the final-round match off three-consecutive losses and two goalless efforts.
Newcastle led 3-0 inside 24 minutes through goals to Joey Champness (10th minute), O'Donovan (20th) and McGree (24th).
Perth breathed life into their A-League finals hopes with a 2-0 win over a disjointed Newcastle at McDonald Jones Stadium.
Eighth before round 26, the Glory move level on 32 points with sixth-placed Brisbane, who play Western Sydney (30 points) on Saturday at ANZ Stadium.
First-half goals from Diego Castro and Adam Taggart put Perth in control on Friday night over a flat Newcastle side. The Jets are assured of second place but are out of form with three-consecutive losses.