Defending A-League champions Melbourne Victory defeated Melbourne City thanks to a last-gasp Besart Berisha goal in a thrilling derby contest.
First-half goals from Victory's Fahid Ben Khalfalla and Kosta Barbarouses were cancelled out by fine finishes from Bruno Fornaroli and Stefan Mauk in a three-minute second-half burst to set up a grandstand finish in front of a crowd of over 40,000 at the Etihad Stadium.
Both sides had chances in a frenetic end to the game but Berisha had the final word in the last minute. Substitute Connor Pain went on darting run down the flank he whipped in a dangerous ball across the face of goal. Thomas Sorensen could only parry away the danger and the former Albania international had a simple finish.
In the other game, Sydney FC continued their dominance over Newcastle Jets as Alex Brosque's late header earned them a 1-0 win at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.
The 32-year-old captain took advantage of some slack defending from a corner to beat Ben Kennedy with a glancing header in the 89th minute.
Brosque had previously hit the woodwork as Sydney pushed for victory in the latter stages, while the Jets had a first-half header by Jason Hoffman wrongly ruled out for offside.
Sydney are now on a run of eight matches unbeaten against the Jets, who are yet to record a home win in the whole of 2015.
Get the best features, fun and footballing frolics straight to your inbox every week.
Thank you for signing up to Four Four Two. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.