Teenage Sydney FC star Caitlin Foord has bagged her maiden W-League hat-trick as the defending champion routed Perth Glory 8-2 at home.
Unbeaten Sydney scored four goals in each half on Sunday to continue a remarkable sequence of results against Glory which include a competition record 11-0 win two years ago and an aggregate record 7-5 loss last season.
In just her third match back from a long injury layoff, Foord showed the class which earned the Matildas utility the young player of the tournament award at the 2011 Women's World Cup.
She opened and closed the scoring for the Sky Blues, claiming the goal of the match late after dribbling at pace through the Glory defence for a superb individual effort.
While Sydney maintains its undefeated record, it remains five points behind leader Melbourne Victory with two matches in hand.
Adelaide United, a wooden-spooner in each of the past three years, continued its extraordinary revival with a 2-0 home win over 2012 champion Canberra United.
Goals from Lisa-Marie Woods and Rachael Quigley inside the first 15 minutes proved enough for the Lady Reds to earn a first-ever win over Canberra.
It's the first time Adelaide has won three matches in a season and leaves it just a point outside an unlikely semi-finals berth with five rounds remaining.
Melbourne Victory is three points clear at the top of the ladder after a hard-fought 2-0 home win over Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday.
Victory struck the goal frame several times before eventually wrestling control from the in-form Wanderers through second-half goals from the league's leading scorer Caitlin Friend and Beatrice Goad.
Brisbane Roar rediscovered its goalscoring form with a 6-2 win over bottom-placed Newcastle Jets to jump into second place.
Striker Emily Gielnik led the way for Roar, scoring twice in the first half in her first starting appearance after a lengthy injury absence.