A late Jess Fishlock winner has boosted Melbourne City's W-League finals hopes in a 1-0 away win over Western Sydney Wanderers.
The victory lifted City level on points with fourth-placed Perth, although Glory have a superior goal difference.
Fishlock finished off well from close range from a pinpoint Kyah Simon cross in stoppage time on Monday at ANZ Stadium.
Prior to the goal, both sides struggled to create clear-cut chances and shots on target in sweltering conditions.
Both sides toiled hard, but until Simon's precise cross lacked the subtlety, guile and accuracy in the final third.
City controlled the ball for longer periods and Simon went close a couple of times early in the second half.
Wanderers defended stoutly and enjoyed a good period before halftime, but were off target with some shots.
England striker Jodie Taylor, who won the Golden Boot at the Euro 17 championship, made her City debut, coming off the bench in the 63rd minute.
Brisbane retained top spot after a 2-0 away win over Perth, who dropped from second to fourth.
Newcastle are two points back in second after a 3-1 win at Melbourne Victory and Sydney climbed to third with a 2-1 away victory over Adelaide after substitute Caitlin Foord scored a stoppage-time winner.