Melbourne Victory have slumped to their second straight defeat, with Perth coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win.
Brisbane ended their five-week winless A-League run with a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Phoenix in Wellington.
Two goals in two minutes kept Sydney FC's undefeated run going, with Alex Brosque and Milos Ninkovic lifting the A-League leaders to a 2-0 win.
Canberra United will have to entertain visitors Perth Glory without their star striker Michelle Heyman in the W-League on Saturday.
Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has warned Brendon Santalab to watch his on-field aggression as he prepares to make his return.
PJ Roberts and John Wilkinson look at the key factors in matches around the A-League in the 16th round.