Rhyan Grant says the football stars aligned last week when Sydney FC responded to one of their worst A-League performances in recent memory.
Rob Brooks reviews all the weekend A-League action, in which Vedran Janjetovic's blunder handed the Wanderers yet another Sydney derby defeat.
Melbourne City banked a precious 2-0 away win against Adelaide United to keep in touch with the A-League pace-setters.
Perth veteran Neil Kilkenny's penalty helped seal a 2-0 win over Newcastle that stretches Glory's unbeaten start to the A-League season.
"I'm very angry today," he said. "We did too many mistakes. We conceded in the second half two set pieces. For me, it's not acceptable. Sorry."
Slumping Central Coast have an unwanted place in A-League history after a 2-0 away loss to Wellington.
A moment of madness by Vedran Janjetovic cost Western Sydney a shot at harbour city bragging rights, the Wanderers going down 3-1 to Sydney FC.
Melbourne Victory's A-League winning streak has stretched to six matches after a dramatic 4-2 win over Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.
"Ultimately one of our goals is to go to 14 teams and then you have a balanced home and away potential," A-League boss Greg O'Rourke said.
Perth Glory coach Tony Popovic is hopeful former Socceroos defender Matthew Spiranovic will miss only one week with a hamstring injury.
The nation's capital was the only unsuccessful bid singled out by the FFA when announcing its expansion plans on Thursday.
"It'll come down to the people that are in charge to hopefully take some bold steps that the game requires," the ex-Socceroos coach said.
The A-League will expand to 12 teams, after FFA decided to award licences to new sides based in Western Melbourne and South West Sydney.
Melbourne Victory's Natasha Dowie and Keisuke Honda have been rewarded for fast starts to the season, named as PFA players of the month.
Mike Mulvey is on the alert for any player dropping their head as the Mariners seek to avoid an unwanted A-League record in Wellington on Saturday.
The FFA board is likely to turn its back on an expansion big bang when it meets to discuss growing the A-League on Wednesday night.
Brisbane's disappointing A-League start is not where they want to be but the Roar's board are sticking by coach John Aloisi.
Rob Brooks reviews all the weekend A-League action, where two sides moved ahead of the pack due partially to Sydney FC's shock 3-1 loss at home.
Newcastle Jets moved into the A-League top six for the first time this season with a solid 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar.
Swedish striker Ola Toivonen warned Melbourne Victory fans early in the A-League season that he wasn't a prolific goalscorer.
Perth coach Tony Popovic admits even he's surprised by how consistent his team has been this season but says it's too early to get carried away.