Sydney FC will head into the A-League finals series brimming with the boldness that 5 straight wins can convey after defeating Brisbane Negate 2-0.
But 2nd-positioned Sydney FC were pushed onerous ahead of ending the Negate’s eight-match unbeaten flee at home in Redcliffe on Saturday afternoon.
A lone first-half strike from Kosta Barbarouses used to be the distinction between the groups for remarkable of the contest.
Harry van der Saag doubled the profitable margin with the final kick of the contest as his fierce shut-differ power went in off the put up.
Old faculty Negate ahead Barbarouses fired home from an acute angle on 16 minutes after a utilizing flee into the penalty condo.
Bobo headed towards the crossbar as Sydney FC threatened to double their lead on a pair of times.
However the Negate grew to alter into in a dependable 2nd-half exhibiting, inserting the 2nd-positioned Sky Blues on the support foot for remarkable of the 2nd length.
Livewire ahead Dylan Wenzel-Halls used to be a constant threat in attack, forcing loads of gorgeous saves from inexperienced Sydney FC goalkeeper Tom Howard-Belle, deputising for Andrew Redmayne on Socceroo responsibility.
Brisbane Negate will now host both Adelaide United or Macarthur FC in their semi-closing, whereas Sydney FC can occupy subsequent weekend off ahead of featuring in the elimination closing.