Five times a charm for Brosquey

Evernew Alex Brosque's fifth strike against the Wanderers was a peach, and a timely reminder of the veteran's continued value to one of the A-League's strongest clubs.

The 21-capped Socceroo now has well over 200 appearances for the Sky Blues over two spells, but looks just as important and dynamic as he ever did - although, while timely goals are a fantastic continuous contribution, the forward looked to struggle as the first half wore on.

A reminder that while he certainly hasn't been replaced, all good things must eventually come to an end.

Duke at the double...sort of

Mitch Duke was everywhere in the first half, but couldn't provide the opening the Wanderers so desperately required.

A constant presence in the box, his ability to be in the right place at the right time (again and again, in the case of Andrew Redmayne's first-half double save) bodes well for the Wanderers next season.

You get the sense that while Oriol Rieras come and go, Duke could make Wanderland a magical place to be for years to come.