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FFA Cup final player ratings: Craig Goodwin's stunning Socceroos audition

14:14 GMT+3 30/10/2018
Craig Goodwin Adelaide United
The Reds winger was the match winner and will have surely caught Graham Arnold's eye

A cracking FFA Cup final has seen Adelaide United edge past Sydney FC 2-1.

Craig Goodwin proving decisive as he stepped up with two stunning goals to hand his side some silverware and put himself well and truly back on the Socceroos radar. 

He wasn't the only one that impressed however, ​here's how every player rated in the FFA Cup final...

Adelaide United

Paul Izzo -  8/10

Busy night in goals, couldn't do anything about the penalty but looked near unbeatable from open play. 

Scott Galloway - 6/10

Solid performance but let down by a few poor crosses into the box. 

Michael Jakobsen - 7/10

Experience proved crucial late on and did well to keep Le Fondre in check.

Jordan Elsey - 6/10

Responsible for the penalty after being caught out by Brosque, but looked composed otherwise. 

Michael Marrone - 7/10

A typically fiery performance from the right back and did well to keep Ninkovic relatively quiet.

Ryan Strain - 7/10

Played like a man with much more experience and barely put a foot wrong. 

Vince Lia - 6/10

Skewed a solid chance from distance in the first-half and ended a forgettable night with a yellow card. 

Isaias - 7/10

Led his team around the pitch well, completing more passes than anyone else in his team. 

Craig Goodwin - 9/10

Two stunning goals and a constant menace down the left wing. Only denied a perfect rating due to some sloppy deliveries into the box. 

Mirko Boland - 8/10

Made his presence felt in the middle of the park and read the game very well. 

Ben Halloran - 7/10

Struggled in an unfamiliar position up top, but did lay on the winning goal for Goodwin and didn't stop running. 


Ken Ilso - 7/10 

Nikola Mileusnic - N/A

Taylor Regan - N/A

Sydney FC

Andrew Redmayne - 7/10

Read the game well, intercepting a number of crosses, but stood no chance with both of Goodwin's goals. 

Michael Zullo - 6/10

Busy as always down the left but struggled with his final delivery. 

Jop van der Linden - 8/10

Read the game brilliantly using his height to make a number of vital interceptions in the box. Completed the second most passes on the night too. 

Alex Wilkinson - 7/10

Completed a half century of passes and did his job without fuss at the back.

Rhyan Grant - 7/10

Looked to get forward regularly, but like Zullo let down by his final delivery. Aggressive in defence too, attempting more tackles than anyone else. 

Brandon O'Neill - 6/10

Quiet night at the office for O'Neill, who struggled with the physicality of the Reds midfield.

Josh Brillante - 6/10

Much like O'Neill didn't have his usual influence over the game.

Milos Ninkovic - 7/10

Looked dangerous whenever on the ball and went very close to a goal in the second-half with a sharp shot. 

Paulo Retre - 7/10

Looks to be getting more comfortable on the right, but struggled to carve out anything meaningful. 

Alex Brosque - 9/10

A 35-year-old playing like a 20-year-old. Won the penalty, went within inches of tucking in Sydney's second and didn't stop asking questions of the Reds defence. 

Adam Le Fondre - 8/10

Tucked away the penalty with real composure and was lively throughout. His four shots the equal most on the night. 


Daniel De Silva - N/A

Charles Lokoli Ngoy - N/A