It wasn't sterling Big Blue material, but there was certainly enough in there to add a couple of short segments to the highlight reel.
Brandon O'Neill's stunning opener was soon cancelled out by Kosta Barbarouses' nifty lofted equaliser but thanks to a moment of Milos Ninkovic excellence it all finished up in the Sky Blue, 2-1 to Sydney FC over Melbourne Victory.
COACHES AWARDS FOR EVERYONE
Horrible pitches aside - because I'll mention them in just about every section from here on in - both sides gave it a good go! They tried and had fun and that's all that matters.
There was no hit-and-hope; 'Try to land it on Ola Toivonen's head and please don't let Georg Niedermeier pick up another knock.' Melbourne were back to their dominating best after selling their stylistic soul to beat Perth Glory, while Sydney, for their part, are looking more Victory-esque every week.
While not vintage Big Blue beautiful for obvious reasons, both sides attempted to make it a crowded, tight-passing affair. Kudos to the gaffers.