A game for the ages, but not for all the right reasons…
Matt Millar — 6
The former South Melbourne man has been a shrewd acquisition. Whether it was as a wingback or right back, Millar was a perennial presence going forward, yet defensively he was suspect, which Wellington took advantage of to great effect.
Connor Pain — 7
The Mariners’ go to man throughout the game would have been understandably dismayed by his side’s loss, as beyond showing plenty of quality the winger often did well defensively, accounting for his side’s lapses in defence.
Tommy Oar — 6
Brilliantly glided through the Wellington midfield but underwent a shift in confidence as he lacked options. Additionally, Oar appeared to tire quickly on his return to the Mariners starting 11 and thus was lacking defensively.
Andrew Hoole — 5
Known as a player of fluctuating consistency, today was one of his off days despite notching a well taken goal to give his side a false buffer at 2-0. Some truly pitiful corners at times, in moments where his side needed some of his technical quality.
Matt Simon — 7
Caused trouble in the first half for Steven Taylor, earning a penalty as the Englishman wrapped himself around the burly striker and dispatching the resulting spot kick smartly. Never backed down for his side.
Jack Clisby — 5
Filled in at left back to push Melling back in to midfield and was showed up by Fenton down his flank.
Jordan Murray — 7
Did fantastically with the few opportunities he was given; linking up positively with Simon and appeared to earn his side’s equaliser with a great touch and tap finish.
Unfortunately for the Mariners, it was ruled out for offside.
Michael McGlinchey — 6
Did well off the bench, teeing up Millar and trying to create something for his side.