Having invested a significant amount of money, Neil Kilkenny and his team mates know they need to bring results.
Bruno Fornaroli scored the winning goal from the penalty spot as Melbourne City beat Wellington Phoenix 2-1 to go second in the table.
Melbourne City tuned up for their FFA Cup final showdown with Sydney FC with a confidence-boosting 2-1 win over Wellington.
If Sydney FC fans needed any further confirmation that Matt Jurman is as tough as they come, they got it on Saturday night.
Jess Fishlock has ensured Melb City once again sit on top of the W-League ladder, scoring a second-half double in the champions 3-0 derby success.
Marco Rojas has scored two goals in two minutes as Melbourne Victory overpowered the Newcastle Jets.