At the turn of the year, Perth Glory were on the precipice of finishing bottom for the first time in the 20-year history, on the back of a year filled with scandal.
Enter some shrewd signings and electric form, and the Glory now are on the brink of hosting a home final, should results go their way this weekend.
In-form striker Andy Keogh bagged his 10th goal, and scored in a national record eighth game in a row, and believes the Western Australian club could very well nab their first ever A-League crown.
“Of course we can win the grand final but so can a lot of other teams,” Keogh told Fox Sports
“If we perform like we did tonight we’ve got a very good chance. We’re delighted to get the win.
“I think we thoroughly deserved it. To be honest I think we could have been four, five, even 6-0 up before they even scored. On a personal level it was great to get the opener as well.”
It now has the Glory coming into the final round of the competition in elite form - 10 wins in 11 games - the only blip a controversial loss at the hands of Western Sydney Wanderers.
The midfield has a uniquely European flavor to it, with Hungarian duo Krisztian Vadocz and Gyorgy Sandor proving to be rocks at the heart of the Glory machine.
“The two lads anchor great. They allow us going forward to really express ourselves, knowing that they’ll be cleaning up behind us if we do give the ball away,” he said.
“It’s made a massive difference. Kristian coming in has really helped Gyorgy as well, allowing him to gallop forward a bit more and join in as you saw with his goal tonight.
“But it’s not just them, the back two as well, Shane Lowry and Alex Grant have been tremendous.
“They are two old fashioned centre backs that really like kicking lumps out of people.”