Sydney FC has defeated Perth Glory 3-0 at WIN Stadium in Wollongong in the last cross-pool round of the A-League's Pre-Season Cup.
The win cemented Sydney at the top of Group B, the three-goal haul in this weekend's bonus round earning the defending A-League champion a further two points, taking it to 12 overall.
Sydney plays Adelaide United in a home semi-final next weekend and, should it prevail, will host the final thanks to a superior points total to Central Coast, which topped Group A on eight.
Alex Brosque fired two first-half goals in two minutes to leave the Glory reeling before Saso Petrovski netted a third in the second-half to seal the points.
Sydney applied the early pressure and it paid off on 26 minutes when an exquisite pass from David Carney carved open the Glory for Brosque to slide the ball under the body of advancing goalkeeper Andrew Crews.
Moments later, Petrovski released Brosque for another one-on-one with Crews and the 22-year-old Socceroo call-up kept his cool to make it 2-0.
Sydney kept up the pressure in the second period, as Mark Milligan, Petrovski and Carney all came close to increasing the lead.
Carney was again the provider for the third, beating two players on the left before crossing for Petrovski to head home.
Brosque praised his side's performance, saying the new attacking combinations seemed to have clicked.
"As a team it was the first game we really gelled together well and it was a good performance from the team ... it was our best so far," he said.
"We are playing three players behind Sash (Petrovski) and we are definitely giving him a lot of support up there, the first couple of games it worked well but not as good as tonight."
The Glory now enter the play-offs for fifth to eighth positions in the warm-up tournament.
Sydney FC 3 (Alex Brosque 26',27', Sasho Petrovski 57') defeated Perth Glory 0
Sydney FC: Clint Bolton, Iain Fyfe, Alvin Ceccoli, Mark Rudan, Steve Corica (David Zdrilic 61'), Sasho Petrovski (Jeremy Brockie 82'), David Carney, Alex Brosque (Robbie Middleby 75'), Terry McFlynn, Mark Milligan, Nikolai Topor-Stanley
Perth Glory: Andrews Crews, Ryan Townsend, David Tarka, Jamie Harnwell, David Micevski, Leo Bertos, Ante Kovacevic, Mark Robertson (Josip Magdic 68'), Adrian Webster (Bobby Despotovski 68'), Stuart Young, Naum Sekulovski