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Feb 05, 2022   |  11:11PM AET

Davidson, Ikonomidis discuss stunning Final goals

Davidson, Ikonomidis discuss stunning Final goals

Jason Davidson and Chris Ikonomidis discussed their stunning goals in Melbourne Victory’s FFA Cup Final win over the Central Coast Mariners.

Davidson produced a sensational 20-yard free-kick and Ikonomidis scored with a brilliant late strike in Saturday’s 2-1 win at AAMI Park.

The goals secured Victory’s second FFA Cup crown and first since 2015, while booking a spot in the AFC Champions League play-offs.

Davidson said he took the free-kick ahead of Mark Viduka Medallist Jake Brimmer after studying Mariners goalkeeper Mark Birighitti.

“In the first half, ‘Jakey’ obviously took it but I was watching ‘Biraz’ and he was kind of in the middle of the goal,” Davidson told Network 10.

“In the second half when it came up to the opportunity I said to him let me take it because he’s over-covering one side, if I hit it well and hit the target I thought I had a chance of scoring.”

Davidson’s goal had Victory on track for the trophy before Ikonomidis came off the bench to score, a goal which proved much-needed after Oliver Bozanic’s late effort for the Mariners.

Ikonomidis’ first Victory goal came after a pass from Francesco Margiotta and the forward discussed his strike.

“I saw the ball float perfectly for me and I just thought I’d take my time and set my body properly on my left foot and just hit it as sweetly as I could,” he told Network 10.