In his first A-League goal since 2015, Dino Djulbic towered above a Mariner's backline that know very little of the hardy defensive days of the old NSL to tuck in a beautifully lofted header.

It was a great milestone moment for not only Djulbic, who's having a perfectly-timed career renaissance among the old guard at Perth Glory, but for the league itself.

A little reminder that even after 14 years of A-League football, there's still need for a sturdy Yugoslavian centreback to rifle in a header in front of an empty crowd.