He was one of the three inaugural Western Sydney Wanderers signings, and for history buffs among you, there's been a real spread in terms of how those careers worked out.

So in hindsight, an equal-parts fluke and belter from Tarek Elrich to register the last goal at Spotless Stadium, and steal a 1-1 draw against Premiers-elect Perth Glory in the process, seems a fitting end to a tumultuous stadium experience.

"(Tap-ins) are more for Oriol and those sort of blokes," Elrich grinned. 

"I'm just glad to get the result because it feels like a win. To come back against a quality team is better than nothing."

The draw continues a sudden resurgence in Western Sydney's form as their season nears its end and a move to Western Sydney Stadium brings excitement back to the West. 

Despite a lack of finals football to look forward to, it appears there are beams of light growing at the tunnel's end - they may even cast their glow on Markus Babbel, after all.

"It shows that we have slightly turned things around," Elrich continued. 

"We got plenty of balls into the box and they've got plenty of great defenders back there that dealt with it well. 

"It feels great to get a last minute equaliser - you can't count how many times it's happened to us this season."

"We've still got games to play, just like we're working hard on the pitch, we expect the same from our fans. You look at the work that's happening with our academy (The Wanderers are reigning Y-League Champions). 

"Hopefully we can bleed a few more Western Sydney boys."

While the unlikely draw - in Tony Popovic's first return to Western Sydney as an opposition coach - ensures a positive focus will be temporarily shifted from a rampaging Perth Glory outfit to an embattled West Sydney, Mathew Spiranovic was understandably collected following the result.

"It's always hard to take a goal with the last kick of the game and in periods of the second half we let them onto us, gave them hope," the former Socceroo noted.

"But in saying that we had clear-cut chances, it's obviously very disappointing and we have to come back next week.

"We have to get over it very quickly and make sure we win rather than end up drawing."

The result narrows their gap at the top of the league to eight points above Sydney FC, while Western Sydney now boast a two-point buffer over Brisbane Roar in eighth place. 

You get the feeling they'll enjoy the little wins for now, with far greater optimism on the horizon.