In Round 8, 20 goals were scored in six matches, and all four teams that claimed three points had less possession than their opposition. There was a six-goal thriller between last season’s Grand Finalists. Wester United’s Daniel Penha played an important role in the team’s second win of the season, scoring a goal from the penalty spot. Jay O’Shea was instrumental in paving the way for Brisbane Roar. Jorrit Hendrix played a key role for Western Sydney Wanderers, and Nestory Irankunda made a difference for Adelaide United. Lucas Mauragis, Adam Taggart, Zinedine Machach, and Jaiden Kucharski also had standout performances. Tolgay Arslan played well for Melbourne City, while Angel Torres scored a hat-trick for Central Coast Mariners. Daniel De Silva made a difference for Macarthur FC, and Kosta Barbarouses showed skill and talent for Wellington Phoenix.