Newcastle Jets ran out 3-2 winners over Western Sydney Wanderers, but given both sides have very scant hopes of finals football, there were a few more heartwarming stories at play.
Roy O'Donovan's return to goalscoring form, combined with an awarded Vedran Janjetovic own goal and Angus Thurgate's excellent winner sealed the deal for the Jets, but that wasn't the only story at play.
Foremost, Rashid Mahazi's first A-League goal was a stunning moment - his first in 86 appearances - after returning to the league after a spell away from the game for personal reasons and a short term at NPL2 side Moreland Zebras.
What a success story. The Wanderers are the true heroes of football. Picking a fringe NPL2 player from Victoria and giving him a chance, and he goes and scores tonight. Brings a tear to my eye #RealFootball #TrueHomeOfFootball #NEWvWSW— Michael Turner (@mturnerATB) April 6, 2019
Oh that was Mahazi's first ever goal, he was the highest current active player on games without scoring with 86 games. No one is gonna catch Adam D'Apuzzo's record of 150 games without scoring at this rate :( Kearyn Baccus is our new hope with 85 games without scoring #NEWvWSW— RR (@Ryans_Rovers) April 6, 2019
It wasn't the most stunning goal of the night however, with Dimitri Petratos scoring directly from a corner. Unfortunately for Dimi, the referee awarded it Janjetovic, as if the keeper hadn't had a tough enough season already.
The win leaves Newcastle Jets five points adrift of the top six, praying that Wellington Phoenix will beat Adelaide United to keep them barely within finals contention.