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Mariners sink Victory in drama-filled comeback win

Central Coast have fought back for a thrilling, drama-filled 3-2 A-League win over Melbourne Victory in Gosford.

Two late Matt Simon penalties in injury time were the difference as Victory spoiled a 2-1 lead with two minutes to go in regular time.

Hitting the spot: Matt Simon celebrates after converting a late penalty for the Mariners against Melbourne Victory.

Hitting the spot: Matt Simon celebrates after converting a late penalty for the Mariners against Melbourne Victory.Credit:AAP

The match was level 1-1 at the 78th-minute mark when Victory’s Adama Traore drove the ball into the box, but it rebounded off  Kye Rowles into the net for an  own-goal.

With Melbourne leading 2-1, Leigh Broxham was penalised for a hand-ball in the box in the 90th minute, with Simon slotting the levelling goal easily in extra time.

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