The Australia native confirmed his top scorer award for the Clausura with a double as the Bolso beat Liverpool, and the club now prepare for a Primera final against Defensor
The international weekend put a temporary halt to most of South America's league action, but there was plenty of excitement to be had in the Uruguayan Primera Division as the Clausura campaign came to a close. Nacional were the team to watch as they took second place behind already-crowned champions Defensor Sporting in thrilling circumstances.
The Bolso were fired by two goals from Richard Porta as they overcame Liverpool 4-3 in Parque Central. The Sydney-born striker confirmed his place as the tournament's top scorer as he took his tally up to 14 in just 10 games, as Marcelo Gallardo finished one point ahead of the Negriazul to pip them to the runners-up spot.
Champions Defensor, meanwhile, finally succumbed to their first defeat of the season on the very last day. The Violeta took the lead early against River Plate thanks to a Nicolas Olivera penalty, but despite being reduced to nine men River stayed battling and secured a 2-1 victory. At the other end of the table, Rampla Juniors, Cerrito and Rentistas will be playing Second Division football next year; Central Espanol and Juventud go up, while eight teams will enter a play-off for the final place in the top flight.