The remaining two games of Week 27 were played out on Sunday between Brisbane Roar, Wellington Phoenix, Perth Glory and Melbourne City with an incredible 16 goals scored between them.
During the first match, Brisbane Roar came back from a two-goal halftime deficit to score three times in a 16-minute spell at the Suncorp Stadium.
Roy Krishna put the visitors ahead after 6 minutes of play, but Brett Holman equalised 15 minutes later hammering the ball past Lewis Italiano. Two goals in three minutes from Guilherme Finkler and McGlinchey gave Wellington a two goal lead before the break.
The arrears were reduced in the 51st minute after Brandon Borrello stepped inside and curled a perfect left-footed finish just inside the far post and 2 minutes later Jamie Maclaren had slammed home Tommy Oar’s cutback.
Holman picked his spot from outside the area before smashing it into the back of the net in the 67th minute to give the Roar a 4-3 win.
The final game between Perth Glory and Melbourne City at nib Stadium displayed attacking intent with a festival of goals ending in a 5-4 victory for Glory.
Glory needed to win by four to jump City on the Hyundai A-League ladder and steal a home final.
Looking for a win from the off, the home side hit the back of the net in the opening 5 minutes after Adam Taggart was adjudged to have been fouled by Neil Kilkenny and Diego Castro stroked it home.
Tim Cahill restored parity in the 21st minute with a classy finish but Andy Keogh put Glory back in the lead in the 51st minute, placing the ball low past Bouzanis. Chris Harold and Nebo Marinkovic increased their lead shortly after.
Cahill scored a brace and Nico Colazo scored for City leaving them 1 goal down, but the deficit was increased once more after Adam Taggart tapped in the ball.
Nick Fitzgerald pulled one back in the dying minute of the game but it was not enough to change the outcome.