Westfield W-League run home: thrilling final three rounds
Finals positions for the Westfield W-League remain in the balance as the competition closes in on a thrilling last three rounds.
A weekend of upsets in Round 11 have perfectly set up an entertaining scramble to the finish line.
Here's a look at what's still to come for your team.
1. Brisbane Roar
Newcastle Jets' unexpected slip-up at home to Adelaide United all but handed the Premiers' Plate to Brisbane Roar.
Mel Andreatta's side need five points from their final three fixtures to make the trophy safe, beginning with a trip to Melbourne City this weekend.
REMAINING FIXTURES: City (away), Adelaide (away), Canberra (home)
2. Sydney FC
Now second and absolutely flying, Sydney FC loom as a major Finals Series factor following their impressive 2-0 win in Perth.
They're unbeaten in seven and, albeit with the bye to come this weekend, look certain to carry that form into the post-season.
REMAINING FIXTURES: Victory (away), Wanderers (home)
3. Newcastle Jets
The bye could hardly have come at a worse time for Newcastle as they will be left to stew over a shock 2-1 home defeat to Adelaide.
That result effectively ended their premiership hopes and leaves them at risk of slipping out of the top four, with their fate to be determined by crunch clashes against Canberra and City.
REMAINING FIXTURES: Canberra (away), City (home)
4. Melbourne City
Have the back-to-back champions spurned their shot at a three-peat?
City's derby defeat against Melbourne Victory means they are certainly in danger of missing the Finals Series altogether, although they can still remedy the situation with blockbuster matches against Brisbane and Newcastle to come.
REMAINING FIXTURES: Roar (home), Jets (away)
5. Canberra United
Canberra were undoubtedly the big victors of Round 11's shake-up as a top four spot came directly within their reach.
Winning away to Glory this Saturday night would see them climb third and, while the run home is tough, the reigning premiers have enough form and experience to complete what would be an impressive turnaround from a mid-season slump.
REMAINING FIXTURES: Glory (away), Jets (home), Roar (away)
6. Perth Glory
Perth's season is on life support after a run of three straight defeats, the latest of which came at home to Sydney on Sunday.
The only available route they have back into the top four is to beat both Canberra and Western Sydney and hope other results go their way.
REMAINING FIXTURES: Canberra (home), Wanderers (home)
7. Melbourne Victory
Could the Melbourne Derby have been any sweeter for Victory?
Their late come-from-behind win over City was just the kind of confidence boost needed to spur a late-season surge, which could well continue away to Western Sydney this weekend.
REMAINING FIXTURES: Wanderers (away), Sydney FC (home), Adelaide (away)
8. Western Sydney Wanderers
Just as they have all season, Wanderers competed hard with Canberra before the hosts' class eventually shone through at McKellar Park.
A visit from Victory on Friday evening may be a better opportunity to gain reward for effort.
REMAINING FIXTURES: Victory (home), Glory (away), Sydney (away)
9. Adelaide United
Coming off a heavy defeat to Canberra, a resilient Adelaide responded in absolutely perfect fashion by stunning the Jets in Newcastle.
They'll need every bit of the confidence gained from that result as they attempt to make it two upsets on the trot in Sunday's home match with Brisbane.
REMAINING FIXTURES: Roar (home), Victory (home)