Wanderers coach Tony Popovic says there is much work still to be done if the league's youngest outfit are to reach a fourth A-League grand final in five years.
The Jets have continued their unbeaten start to the season, but it did not come without cost to Mark Jones' already-depleted squad.
Newcastle have fought back from two goals down to hold Western Sydney to a 2-2 draw at Spotless Stadium.
Sydney FC continued their unbeaten run, with a late Milos Ninkovic goal giving the league leaders a 1-0 win over Wellington Phoenix.
Perth's well-drilled display against Melbourne City provided a clear lesson on how to outfox the A-League's big guns.
Victory coach Kevin Muscat said the 2-1 win over Adelaide United on Saturday night was a high-quality contest.
Mariners coach Paul Okon opted to go with Paul Izzo instead of Ivan Necevski between the sticks in their loss to Brisbane on Saturday.
Brett Holman enjoyed arguably his best performance for the Roar since returning to the A-League this season in Saturday's win over Central Coast.
Marco Rojas has scored in the 93rd minute to give Melbourne Victory a dramatic 2-1 A-League win over Adelaide United.
A first-half strike from Thomas Kristensen has given Brisbane their first win of the A-League season, a 1-0 win over Central Coast.
In-form Newcastle winger Andrew Nabbout is raring to roast the next defender in his path - Wanderers full-back Jack Clisby.
There was a lot riding on the Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque's first full match since February - not just for him but also the Sky Blues.