Victory enjoyed the majority of possession against the Mariners, who were still able to create chances but failed to beat Lawrence Thomas in goal.
Central Coast had 12 shots on goal, while Victory, which had 18 shots on goal, eventually took the lead through Besart Berisha in the 80th minute.
Simply the Bes
Berisha's goal against the Mariners was his 19th this season and 100th overall, making him the first player to reach the century milestone.
The Kosovo international claimed his second Hyundai A-League Golden Boot in the process, having first won the award in the 2011/12 season.
The season that was
Victory ended the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season with 15 wins – equalling the club record from the 2014/15 season.