Craig Goodwin's goal was the difference as Adelaide United closed the gap on Central Coast Mariners, while Andy Keogh inspired Perth Glory.
Western Sydney Wanderers improved their hopes of landing a Finals place with a huge victory, while Sydney FC had a more difficult day.
Bruce Kamau, Mitchell Duke and Scott McDonald got the goals as Western Sydney Wanderers beat neighbours Sydney FC 3-2.
At 5-1 up with 15 minutes to play, Melbourne Victory were cruising before Western Sydney Wanderers almost completed an incredible comeback.
Brisbane Roar made it back-to-back wins as they defeated Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 in Friday's A-League encounter.
Jamie Maclaren is now second on the all-time A-League top scorers list, while Melbourne Victory ended a six-game wait for a win.
Substitute Bruce Kamau scored twice in the space of four minutes for Western Sydney, but they were unable to hold on for victory.
Brisbane Roar battled to a draw with Western Sydney Wanderers but an A-League victory is proving elusive.
Craig Noone scored twice and set up another goal as Melbourne City won for a sixth A-League game running.
Western Sydney Wanderers strengthened their grip on second place in the A-League with a comfortable win over Perth Glory.