Craig Goodwin was quick to praise his big number nine after the much-maligned forward notched his third goal of the season in Adelaide United's 1-0 win against Melbourne Victory.
George Blackwood proved the difference at Hindmarsh, as Adelaide's plucky defence and direct style reaped havoc on the Big V.
"I saw the ball coming in and I just wanted to attack it," Blackwood said. "Hopefully we can keep putting good balls into the box, I'll score more headers."
The loss is the latest in a series of poor performances for Kevin Muscat's side, which despite boasting phenomenal A-League firepower, have cast a few doubts on their Grand Final hopes since their Big Blue loss and subsequent thrashing at the hands of Guangzhou Evergrande.
The loss scraps Victory's hopes of a top-two finish, handing that privilege to Sydney FC, but it's a little more crucial for Adelaide United who win two matches in a row at home against the Victory for the first time since 2006.
They're now in prime position to afford themselves a home final, four points clear of Wellington Phoenix. 13,000 Reds fans home happy, perhaps not for the last time this season.
"I think always against Victory it's a battle before you can play football - you have to be strong in every 50/50 challenge," Craig Goodwin said.
This time was more of a battle then last time, I think we lacked the final ball. But in the end we got the goal with Georgy and it puts us in a great position, you know it's a massive result for us.
"We knew we had to keep the same intensity. They had chances, nothing really clear cut, but we kept good, it was a great finish, (Blackwood) had a great game today. That kind of goal was something we've missed this season."
Goodwin was keen to praise Blackwood's influence, who missed a portion of the season with the latest in a series of injuries.
"It changes our game, gives us an extra outlet," he said. "If he can keep banging in goals we'll be a threat."