NINE EX-MARINERS ON THE BIG STAGE

More now on the A-league Grand Final and there were 9 ex-Mariners on the pitch, for the competiton’s biggest night.

Two of them were involved in one of the most controversial moments of the match.

Melbourne City taking the lead, only to have the goal disallowed because Terrigal junior Lachie Wales was blocking Gosford born keeper Andrew Redmayne in an off-side position.

Former Umina Eagle Trent Buhagiar was a late substitute for the Sky Blues, terrorising the defence with his blistering pace.

Hoisting the trophy, the man who made his debut with the Central Coast way back in 2005…skipper Alex Wilkinson, who bagged his third premiership.

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Steve has been a casual sports journalist with NBN Central Coast since 2007. In his role with the National Rugby League; Steve has worked at every Grand Final since 1999, including hosting the post match presentation for channel nine from 2003 to 2010. He is also the host of a radio sports show, and has been named Best Sports Presenter Provincial at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards on six occasions. When he's not reporting on sport, he's an active participant - winning numerous Australian surf lifesaving medals at open and masters level.