Central Coast Mariners finally put a run that many thought would never end to rest with a 2-1 win over Melbourne City, goals to Connor Pain and Matt Simon cancelling out Lachy Wales.

Here's how both side's rated:

Central Coast Mariners

Ben Kennedy - 7

Pulled off a couple of solid saves from set-pieces, getting down determinedly to keep his side in the match.        

Aiden O'Neill - 7

Outpaced and outfoxed a couple of times, lacking a bit of physicality in an unfamiliar defensive role. Not a bad showing though.        

Jonathan Aspropotamitis - 8

Steadied the ship, looked expectedly comfortable in possession with an excellent short pass or two.

Jake McGing - 6     

Failed to use his body and caught the wrong side of his opponents at times, looked to be the weakest link in the first half.

Matthew Millar - 8

Fantastic effort bombing forward as per usual, set up Connor Pain’s opener.   

Connor Pain - 8

He’s the Mariners own highlight reel and their only consistent threat, but boy does he take the responsibility with aplomb.