Former Carlisle United striker Ryan Edmondson was the two-goal hero as his new club in Australia shot to glory.

Edmondson was on target twice as Central Coast Mariners won the A-League Grand Final.

The frontman, who left Carlisle in January to head Down Under, hit a dramatic 91st-minute equaliser against Melbourne Victory.

That forced extra-time - and, after Miguel Di Pizio put the Mariners in front, substitute Edmondson was on hand again to seal a 3-1 victory and the title for the second successive season.

The result made it a successful end to Edmondson's opening spell with the New South Wales club, who are managed by the ex-Blues man's former Leeds United coach Mark Jackson.

And his two-goal exploits earned the 23-year-old the Joe Marston medal awarded to the Grand Final man of the match.

The victory saw the Mariners complete a treble, adding the Grand Final victory to the ALM premiership and AFC Cup they had already secured.

Edmondson moved to Australia after a season and a half with Carlisle.

He joined in the summer of 2022 and played his part in that season's promotion to League One under Paul Simpson.

In his season and a half with the Blues he made 52 appearances, scoring seven goals.

The ex-Leeds man then left United by mutual consent in January after interest from the Mariners.

He had told the Blues and manager Simpson that the chance to play in Australia was an opportunity he did not want to turn down.