Western United have jumped to second spot on the A-League ladder after defeating the West Sydney Wanderers 2-1 in a top-end clash on Saturday.
The win marked the first home victory for the club which will play four home games in Ballarat over the duration of the season.
The Green and Black sit on 10 competition points, equal with the third-placed Wanderers and three points behind ladder leaders Melbourne City.
Head coach Mark Rudan told media after the game that it was a deserved three points for his men against a strong opponent.
"The win was thoroughly deserved," he said.
"We again showed courage and resilience, sticking to our principles of play - it was pleasing."
Rudan added that the win was another special night for the football club in its short history.
Western United will next play the Newcastle Jets on Saturday. The Jets sit tenth on the ladder.