Tomi Juric scored a penal hat trick to lead Adelaide United to a dramatic 3-2 win over Central Coast Mariners at Hindmarsh Stadium

The Reds came from behind twice before the Socceroos striker came in 83 on Friday Minute converted his third penalty of the night to scoop all three points for Adelaide

VAR was central to the action He had a say on two of Adelaide’s penalties – he upheld the first and requested playback for the Reds’ third

Adelaide had a promising time in the first few minutes, but it was the Mariners who, thanks to a bad defensive error by Jordan Elsey in the 15th Minute broke the impasse

The center-back’s attempted back pass to goalkeeper James Delianov fell far behind allowing United’s Daniel De Silva to step in and tuck the ball home

With their self-confidence, the visitors pushed forward and in the 20th In the minute, Bozanic tried his luck from 25 meters with a powerful, low drive that hit the base of the post

United fought for possession and had no cohesion, but found themselves again shortly after the half hour

Red midfielder Stefan Mauk appeared to have been overthrown by Ruon Tongyik, although replays indicated the contact was minimal

Matt Simon threw a short throw, caught the Reds nap and substitute Alou Kuol effortlessly shot past Elsey and shot past Delianov at the near post

The Central Coast leadership did not last long, however The Reds awarded a second penalty after 67 minutes, and Mauk was again in the thick of it, this time falling by Joshua Nisbet

Juric stepped forward and shot his second kick into the top corner, so Birighitti had no chance

Ten minutes later, United was denied a third after a handful of attempts somehow faded away in a scuffle fight

After a Mariners counterattack gave the visitors a free kick, VAR intervened and after a few minutes of review, Referee Fielding United imposed a third penalty for an in-fighting violation

Juric coolly converted the free kick to complete his hat-trick and take the points with seven minutes to go

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