Brisbane Roar's Jamie Maclaren delivered a timely reminder of his quality to Australia coach Ange Postecoglou with an A-League wonder goal to sink Melbourne Victory and deliver the Premiers' Plate to Sydney FC.
Brisbane's 1-0 win confirms Sydney's first silverware in seven years as the runaway leaders enter Sunday's clash with Perth Glory 11 points ahead of the second-placed Victory with three rounds to play.
But Maclaren's 51st-minute strike at Suncorp Stadium proved just as important for the Roar...
Melbourne Victory head to Brisbane understrength but have vowed to make Sydney FC earn their A-League premiership.
Anything less than three points for Kevin Muscat's side on Saturday night will see the Sky Blues crowned this season's premiers.
But it shapes as a tough ask for Victory, who have been hit by another unavailability for the crunch match.
Muscat will be without four internationals -- Besart Berisha, James Troisi, Marco Rojas and Jai Ingham -- as well as the recently departed Oliver...