Adelaide United became the first side to win two FFA Cups in an enthralling match up with Sydney FC.
Isaias — 7
An intense outing for the Spaniard, finding himself having to display some real tenacity in competing for the midfield against the likes of Brillante and O’Neill.
Vince Lia — 7
Rescued Michael Jakobsen from what would have been a horrid blooper-reel worthy error with a fantastic turn in what was a good performance by the former Wellington Phoenix man.
Mirko Boland — 5
The ex Eintracht Braunschweig man did not particularly stand out as his teammates shone. Arguably played up some of the challenges of the opposition, especially in one instance that sent Brosque wild.
Ryan Strain — 6
Found himself unable to make a real impression on the game although it was not for a lack of trying. Has real potential to have a breakout year reminiscent of fellow right winger Nikola Mileusnic.
Craig Goodwin — 10
Scorer of the opener; a fantastic, sumptuous thumping free kick which evaded Andrew Redmayne completely and buried itself in to the top left hand corner. Significantly, he stood up when it counted again, smashing an absolute piledriver of a shot beyond Redmayne for his second. Notched a double nutmeg following a nice piece of skill to get out of a tight situation near the corner flag. Well deserving of the Mark Viduka Medal in a 10/10 performance.
Ben Halloran — 6.5
Genuinely seemed lost at times as to what his position involved for a large part of the match. Frequently caught in two minds as to whether to make a run or hold up the ball. Despite such shortcomings as an out and out striker, his deft touch allowed Goodwin to seize his opportunity for a second, firing Adelaide ahead.
Ken Ilso — 6
Time froze at Coopers as he found himself at the near post following a cross, ultimately hitting it at Andrew Redmayne.
Nikola Mileusnic — N/A
Replaced the undoubted hero of the night Craig Goodwin just as the clock ticked in to extra time.
Taylor Regan — N/A
Brought on late to wind down the clock.