Jordan Maradona Murray

An absolutely phenomenal first-time finish from the formerly prolific NPL marksman opened the second half and, while we're at it, cemented his name among the best NPL recruits of the season. 

It was the flash in the pan a dreary, cavernous McDonald Jones Stadium needed to get rocking and it played a huge part in the Mariners' increased confidence throughout the second half.

On a personal level, however, Murray's shown he not only has a threatening aerial ability, a precocious work rate and a mature, disciplined tactical approach but he can slot one home on the strech from a tight angle as well (against no slouch in Glen Moss, the Kiwi has the second most saves in the league).

Mariners fans will just be hoping he doesn't get too good, or he'll be off to the old enemy like our next feature...


Mathew Maradona Millar

The single finest moment of a largely rough and tumble encounter came when Millar decided to go solo, feinting and dribbling past his future teammates before cutting back for Jem Karacan to eventually slot home.

Consolation for Ernie though, he'll have all that dynamism at his disposal next season.