Keeper - Lawrence Thomas (Victory) Thomas shone, keeping Victory in the top of the table contest. Couldn’t do anything about Bobo's goal but made some fabulous stops in the 1-0 loss to Sydney FC.
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Defenders - Ivan Franjic (City) Appears ready to return to the national team fold following a tidy performance in City’s 3-2 win away to Central Coast.
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Dylan McGowan (Reds) - Stood up under immense scrutiny to help Adelaide earn a rare clean sheet at the appropriately named Spotless Stadium.
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Avraam Papadopoulos (Roar) - Showed zero signs of a man who hasn’t played since November – a solid debut that could have included a goal. Image: Aaron Cooper (Twitter)
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Midfield - Kearyn Baccus (WSW) Took up Mitch Nichols’ mantle as Wanderers’ main man in midfield and didn’t disappoint. His drive and energy warranted more than a draw.
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Gui Finkler (Phoenix) - Still sharp despite two weeks away from the action. Took his goal well and it wasn’t until he was withdrawn that Glory gained a stranglehold.
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Milos Ninkovic (Sydney FC) - Yet another Milos masterclass, and even with the physical Valeri for company he was able to influence the game on a poor Allianz surface with his vision and deft touches. What a delight.
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Forwards - Diego Castro (Glory) - There was no shortage of stunning goals in Auckland but Castro’s cheeky free-kick stood out as the most audacious and significant in capping off the Glory comeback at 3-3.
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Bruno Fornaroli (City) - Celebrated his half century of Hyundai A-League appearances with two match-winning goals in Gosford, lifting his tally to an astonishing 40 goals in 50 games.
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Bobo (Sydney FC) - The Brazilian is hitting form and on Friday night he showed how hard he can work off the ball, as well as finishing off a lovely move for the winner against Victory.
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Jamie Maclaren (Roar) - Looked as though it wouldn’t be his day in the first-half but he continued to make incisive runs in behind and earned his two-goal reward against Newcastle.
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Coach of the round: Graham Arnold (Sydney FC) - Engineered another ruthlessly efficient, yet eye-catching display against their biggest rivals. Time for the Sydney public – as Arnie said after dispatching Victory – to come out and see his stars do their thing.
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Subs bench: Joe Caletti (Roar), Josh Brillante (Sydney FC), Marco Rojas (Victory), Daniel Margush (Reds), Terry Antonis (WSW), Matthew Ridenton (Phoenix), Fernando Brandan (City)