Dylan Wenzel-Halls propelled Brisbane Roar to the top of the A-League, scoring an excellent brace in an impressive 3-1 win over Adelaide United.
Wenzel-Halls headed home in the 37th minute with teammate Jay O'Shea doubling the lead with a cracking long-range strike eight minutes later at Redcliffe's Dolphin Stadium.
The young forward snared his brace in the 78th minute, before Adelaide's Nathan Konstandopoulos pulled back a goal four minutes later.
The win, Brisbane's third on the bounce, drew them level with Central Coast - who play on Sunday evening - on points and goal difference but ahead on goals scored.
Adelaide had a nervous start when goalkeeper James Delianov was forced to save teammate Jordan Elsey's own-goal-bound header after just six minutes.
Reds teen sensation Mohamed Toure dragged a shot wide in the 25th minute and 12 minutes later the Roar struck.
Jack Hingert whipped a cross into the near post with Wenzel-Halls attacking the ball hard to head home.
Less than a minute later, Roar defender Corey Brown's sharp intervention stopped Ben Halloran delivering an immediate response.
Then, in the 45th, Brisbane struck again, with O'Shea ripping a tremendous long-range strike into the top corner.
Wenzel-Halls was everywhere throughout the match, firing wide in the 76th minute and earning his brace just two minutes later.
The young gun cut around Elsey and cracked a dipping shot towards Delianov, who fumbled the ball through for a goal.
Adelaide then snared a late consolation goal when Konstandopoulos lashed home a low strike from distance.
There was a silver lining for the Reds, with young gun Al Hassan-Toure returning from a long stint on the sidelines as a second-half substitute.