Hume City FC 4 Brisbane Strikers 3
Hume City 4
Hegarty (3'), Schroen (90’ + 1, 106’) Henslee (OG 120’)
Henslee (23') Coulson (90’, 103’)
Hosts Hume City started brightly and were rewarded with the opening goal in the third minute.
Nick Hegarty in the centre of the penalty area was able to guide a side-foot finish over goalkeeper Fraser Chalmers.
Undeterred by going behind so early, the Strikers grew into the contest and were level in the 23rd minute, when centre-back Greig Henslee met Greg King's free-kick and sent a header looping beyond Chris Oldfield in the Hume goal.
Scot Coulson looked set to break Hume hearts when he put the visitors from Queensland ahead in the last minute of normal time, his shot sneaking under the body of Oldfield.
But the hosts produced an instant reply through midfielder Marcus Shroen, who rose highest to equalise with a header less than 60 seconds later, sparking wild celebrations among the home crowd and sending the match to extra-time.
In a bizarre carbon copy of the dramatic conclusion to the regulation 90, Coulson seized on a defensive error to race in on goal and restore the Strikers' lead.
Hume clearly had no intention of going quietly though, Shroen heading home again to get Hume City back on levels terms just before half-time in extra-time.
And in an incredible finish an own goal from Henslee gave Hume a remarkable 4-3 victory on an incredible night for Hume.
What a night...