Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast MarinersAfter becoming the first ever Central Coast team to compete in a national football competition, the Mariners endured a torrid 2015-16 season. It wasn’t always like that, though.

Central Coast have produced a number of Australia’s finest footballers in recent years, with Mile Jedinak, Mat Ryan, Mustafa Amini and Tom Rogic all getting their starts with the Mariners before heading to Europe.

The Mariners are a three-time Championship runner-up, having lost the Grand Final in 2006, 2008 and 2011, and finally broke their Championship duck in the 2012-13 season, defeating Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 in the Grand Final.

Since then, the Mariners finished the 2013-14 regular season in third position and consequently progressed into the competition’s finals where they defeated Adelaide United 1-0 in the elimination final before losing to the Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 in the semi-finals.

2015-16 was a bad one for the Mariners; they finished the season as the worst team in the league by some margin, taking home the wooden spoon after winning just three games for the season.

There has been a major shake-up at the club since then, with former Sydney FC trio Ivan Necevski, Jacques Faty and Mickael Tavares all signing on for the men in gold and former Socceroo Paul Okon joining as the side’s new head coach.

2015-16 season: 10th

2016-17 squad: Ivan Necevski, Tom Heward-Belle, Paul Izzo, Jake Adelson, Jacques Faty, Brad McDonald, Storm Roux, Michael Neill, Harry Ascroft, Jake McGing, Jacob Poscoliero, Blake Powell, Adam Berry, Mickael Tavares, Liam Rose, Nick Montgomery, Kwabena Appiah, Connor Pain, Matthew Fletcher, Trent Buhagiar, Roy O’Donovan, Josh Bingham, Fabio Ferreira.

Coach: Paul Okon.

The full 2016-17 A-League draw can be found here.

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Last updated: 22 September, 2016

Central Coast Mariners Articles

Central Coast Mariners vs Adelaide United: A-League live scores, blog

Central Coast Mariners vs Adelaide United: A-League live scores, blog

by , 16 Nov 2017

Central Coast Mariners host Adelaide United at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford in Round 7 of the A-League. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage starting from 7:50pm AEDT.

Sydney upset good, but Mariners want more

Sydney upset good, but Mariners want more

by , 11 Nov 2017

Daryl Braithwaite’s dulcet tones were still echoing through Central Coast’s changerooms when Paul Okon finally got a chance to reflect on his side’s A-League upset of an off-colour Sydney FC.

Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC: A-League live scores, blog

Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC: A-League live scores, blog

by , 10 Nov 2017

The Central Coast Mariners host Sydney FC at Central Coast Stadium for Round 6 of the A-League. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEDT).

Roar, Mariners draw nil-all

Roar, Mariners draw nil-all

by , 5 Nov 2017

The 2017-18 A-League season’s first nil-all draw was rightfully played out by teams who were bottom going into the match, the Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners.

Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners: A League live scores, blog

Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners: A League live scores, blog

by , 5 Nov 2017 Video

Match result: The 2017-18 A-League season’s first nil-all draw was rightfully played out by teams who were bottom going into the match, the Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

by , 29 Oct 2017

Central Coast Mariners host Melbourne Victory at Central Coast Stadium in Round 4 of the A-League. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage starting from 7pm AEDT.

Perth Glory vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores, blog

Perth Glory vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores, blog

by , 22 Oct 2017 Video

It’s a battle of two sides still searching for their first win in the A-League when the Perth Glory host the Central Coast Mariners. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7pm (AEDT).

Mariners finally have clear direction under Paul Okon

Mariners finally have clear direction under Paul Okon

by , 17 Oct 2017

The Central Coast Mariners have a clear identity as a family-friendly community club, but their on-field identity has been less clear in recent years.

Wanderers fight for draw with Mariners

Wanderers fight for draw with Mariners

by , 14 Oct 2017

Central Coast coach Paul Okon was left ruing refereeing decisions after the Mariners twice gave up the lead in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Western Sydney at Spotless Stadium.

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores, blog

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores, blog

by , 14 Oct 2017 Video

The Western Sydney Wanderers and the Central Coast Mariners face off at Spotless Stadium in the second round of the A-League season. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5:35pm (AEDT).


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