Marist started the stronger of the two sides, getting their passing game going, which has been improving as the season progresses. Scott Aynsley controlled the Marist defence while Stefan Palten ran hard all game, giving Marcus Zintl and the Paroa midfield no space. However, it was against the run of play that Paroa went in front, with a brilliant free kick from Clint Dempsey, leaving the score 1-0 at halftime. Pete Nayaran and Josh Larsen entered the game at halftime, providing the noise and energy that Marist needed to get themselves back into the game. Marist finally started to get their passing going in their attack, and after a build up all the way from defence, a cross into the box was finished by TK Katene. Joel Thomson, another substitute, was denied a left-foot finish by an offside call. Thomson did get his goal shortly after, back healing into the goal after Larsen got a strong header to a corner ball. The second half momentum continued, with Katene getting his second of the game, for his second double in two games. This was a great game playing, with credit to both teams for the spirit in which they competed.