Social media leads reaction to #Simmo200

It was a magical night at Central Coast Stadium on Wednesday, as Matt Simon celebrated his 200th Mariners A-League appearance and the hosts came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Melbourne City.

Goals in the first half hour to Adrian Luna and Jamie Maclaren had City crusing, before Simon played a part in Jaden Casella’s first A-League goal to cut the deficit at half-time.

Simon then won and converted a second half penalty before Daniel DeSilva scored the winner to ensure it was a special night all round on the Coast.

There were plenty of celebrations post-game as Simon embraced family and friends, with plenty of A-League fans online warming to the sight of Simon and his children following an emotional post-match interview.

 

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Garb: Smooth sailing for Mariners in milestone night for Simon

 

Lynch: DeSilva seals comeback win for Mariners over Melbourne City

 

AAP: Simon inspires Mariners in memorable comeback win over Melbourne City

 

Garb: DeSilva starting to deliver on the promise