The Mariners, as we've become accustomed to under the slow and tumultuous Mike Mulvey resurgence, started brightly.

This time it was Andrew Hoole who offered a much improved performance, capped off by a sensational strike to send his side into half time 1-0.

Β It could have been even stevens, were it not for some phenomenal acrobatics from Rowles. Does the slow-mo do him any favours? We'll let you be the judge.

But despite the Mariners' showiest efforts, Adelaide hit back. After Nikola Mileusnic and Craig Goodwin directed shot after shot at Ben Kennedy to no avail, Isaias finally broke the deadlock with some composure from short range.

It seemed poise for a well-deserved point for Central Coast, who endured a sub-standard performance from captain Matt Simon in favour of star performances from the likes of Rowles and Matt Millar.

But a very unlikely figure stepped up to send Hindmarsh Stadium into raptures. Seven goals in 50 A-League appearances unlikely: George Blackwood.Β 

After typically sensational work from Scott Galloway - hard to think of a more improved player this season - Blackwood's header was followed by an understandable celebration.

Finger to lips, the much-maligned United striker reminded us all that perhaps we should hold our judgement...Australia's striking woes aren't assisted by rushing to judge.