The A-League viewership might not be reaching the heights of yesteryear, but on the pitch, we still continue to enjoy ‘peak A-league’.
Cacace was the emerging teenager in the A-League before it was cool. Rather than the current crop of academy talents that have popped up this year, Cacace is looking like a seasoned veteran with 44 appearances for the Phoenix.
While it took him a few weeks to get going, the 19 year old was back to his best against the Wanderers with his runs down the left flank being one of their strongest outlets going forward.
He capped off his performance with an individual goal by showing everything that makes him such an exciting prospect as he took on his man before cutting in to slot the ball into the net with his weaker foot.
It was a bit of a mystery that no team in Europe decided to bring him on board last season, but at this rate, it would be no surprise if Cacace follows his former teammate Sarpreet Singh to one of the major leagues in Europe.
Almost from nowhere, Inman has become one of the most prolific players in the league with goals in three consecutive games for Brisbane.
Lots has been said about the English cohort that coach Robbie Fowler has brought to his side and although it looked to be a failure at first, perhaps things are starting to gel just a little bit.
Inman is definitely more comfortable in his birth country now after so many years in the UK, visible from how much his confidence has grown week after week. The past two games where he scored were goals from range, but he showed his close control with a couple of deft touches to earn his brace against City this week.
With Roar struggling for goals from their strikers, Inman’s emergence is definitely a much needed boost for Fowler. If he can continue to show this kind of form, he might be able to support Roar just enough to make a dash for the highly contested final spots come the end of the season.