Arnold: Our season best

Delighted Central Coast coach Graham Arnold said his team turned in its best performance of the season in a come-from-behind 3-2 victory against North Queensland at Gosford on Saturday night.

Delighted Central Coast coach Graham Arnold said his team turned in its best performance of the season in a come-from-behind 3-2 victory against North Queensland at Gosford on Saturday night.

An injury time header from veteran central defender Patrick Zwaanswijk sealed a dramatic win for the Mariners in front of 6656 fans at Bluetongue Stadium.

The visitors led at half-time following a Simon Storey goal, but the Mariners dominated for much of the second half and deserved the points.

The win puts Arnold's men in second spot and was the team's fourth win of the season and third from four starts at Gosford.

"I'm proud of the players, I think it's the best we've played all year,'' Arnold said.

"For once our defence wasn't the best, but our attack was good. We had three or four chances to kill them off but overall I'm very happy.''

Arnold was especially happy with the contribution of midfielder Michael McGlinchey. McGlinchey was outstanding and it was his telling run and cross that set up the winning goal.

"Mikey for me was man of the match,'' Arnold said.

"That was the best he's played all season.''

Defeat ends what has been three touch matches on the road for the Fury.

After equalising with 12 minutes to play North Queensland had chances in the final 10 minutes but could not get a third goal.

"I think we were unlucky not to get a result,'' Fury assistant coach Stuart McLaren said.

"It's been a taxing trip but we're a resilient bunch.''

"We're looking forward to the next period with a lot of home games.''