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

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    Perth Glory are one of the form sides of the A-League, can they defend their fortress against the Mariners? (AAP Image: Tony McDonough)

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    Central Coast V Perth

    BLUETONGUE STADIUM, GOSFORD, NSW, 14 APRIL 2012

     
    Central Coast Match Completed Perth
    1 FINAL SCORE 1
    3 PENALTIES 5
    1 HALF TIME SCORE 1
    29 SHOTS 15
    13 SHOTS ON GOAL 4
    11 FOULS 24
    9 CORNERS 6
    5 OFFSIDES 7
    52 POSSESSION 48

    After what can only be described as the worst work in the A-League’s history, the focus finally returns to the field this afternoon with Central Coast Mariners and Perth Glory vying for the right to meet Brisbane in next week’s grand final. Join us for live scores and blog from 5.00pm AEST.

    After being the best side in the competition for the majority of the home and away season, the Mariners now find themselves in a sudden-death situation this evening.

    Lose, and the dream of that elusive A-League Championship fades into the distance for yet another year.

    And while the history books certainly favour the side who finishes top two in this fixture, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the Mariners might not have it all their own way tonight.

    Since the turn of the year, Perth have been close to the most consistent team in the competition and following two home wins in the first two weeks of the finals, they travel east bursting with the confidence to win this one.

    For his side to win tonight, Graham Arnold must find a way to plug the gap in the middle of the park that has been left since the departure of Rostyn Griffiths to China.

    Steven McGarry, Liam Miller and Jacob Burns are experienced, hardened professionals and if they are allowed to dictate terms in the midfield they’ll be difficult to stop.

    It’s an evenly-matched contest and for all fans of the A-League and Australian football in general, it would be wonderful to see a great final in front of a solid crowd at Bluetongue.

    It’s time for the focus to return to the pitch. It’s sudden death A-League football, and we’ll be covering the match from start to finish with minute by minute observations from 5.00pm AEST. If you’re watching, listening or following along, let us know your thoughts in the space below.

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    9' YELLOW CARD - Tomas Rogic (Central Coast)

    33' GOAL - Adam Kwasnik (Central Coast)

    34' GOAL - Shane Smeltz (Perth)

    55' YELLOW CARD - Steve Pantelidis (Perth)

    93' YELLOW CARD - Billy Mehmet (Perth)

    114' YELLOW CARD - Scott Neville (Perth)

    118' YELLOW CARD - Josh Mitchell (Perth)

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    • 11:06pm
      Roarsome said | 11:06pm | ! Report

      Vukovic should be pleased with the 40,000+ tickets that were sold before the Roar even knew their opponents. Somehow I think much of the crowd will be focused on Burns. Should be a great final! Given the Mariners have struggled with the ACL and A-League commitments this year, I wonder how they’ll go next season, especially I rumors are true an GA heads to Sydney.

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    • 10:57pm
      Roarsome said | 10:57pm | ! Report

      So Nathan, when’s your flight?

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    • Roar Guru

      8:16pm
      The Cattery said | 8:16pm | ! Report

      Well done Glory, Mariners just can never do it when it matters most..

    • 8:04pm
      Nathan of Perth said | 8:04pm | ! Report

      No one, absolutely no one, complains like GA.

    • 7:59pm
      Nathan of Perth said | 7:59pm | ! Report

      Penalties have almost never been our friend, so rapt with the result!

      • 8:03pm
        Whites said | 8:03pm | ! Report

        Yes. I have fond memories.

        • 8:05pm
          Nathan of Perth said | 8:05pm | ! Report

          Ah, it’s a new dawn, Whites 😀

    • 7:59pm
      Titus said | 7:59pm | ! Report

      Watched 7 of the best penalties ever (including one from the goalie), thought, this could go all night, better get another beer, came back 1 minute later and Perth were rolling on the ground.

      Well in Glory!

    • 7:54pm
      Nathan of Perth said | 7:54pm | ! Report

      People say our days are numbered
      That we’re not famous anymore
      But we will rule this country like we always have before!
      Oooooh, Campione!
      The one and only! The Perth Glory!

      • 7:59pm
        Whites said | 7:59pm | ! Report

        You just wait. One day the Wolves will rise. Winter is coming.

        • 8:03pm
          Nathan of Perth said | 8:03pm | ! Report

          Nice, haha

      • Roar Rookie

        7:59pm
        Stevo said | 7:59pm | ! Report

        Yes your days are numbered. Raw to smack ur butts next week – this is fact 🙂

        • 8:00pm
          Nathan of Perth said | 8:00pm | ! Report

          Raw, smacking, goodness stevo, put down the erotica 😀

          • Roar Rookie

            8:05pm
            Stevo said | 8:05pm | ! Report

            It’s OK, your reply is symptomatic from someone on a temporary high who’ll be feeling the thud of the earth very soon – but enjoy the moment and good luck next week anyway! Looking forward to the entertainment.

            • 10:35pm
              Axelv said | 10:35pm | ! Report

              Bitter that Perth out classed the Heart eh? 😉

    • Editor

      7:49pm
      Chad Bennett said | 7:49pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: CENTRAL COAST MARINERS 1-1 PERTH GLORY (PERTH GLORY WIN 5-3 ON PENALTIES)

      Unbelievable stuff. Great to see the perenially-underachieving Glory into the grand final. Either side could have win, there were chances aplenty. But penalties were needed in the end to decide it, and the Glory were the ones that go through. Commiserations to the Mariners, they have been a great side all year, but that is the way that the cookie crumbles sometimes.

      Thanks for following along, and now we begin the countdown to the A-League grand final in eight days’ time!

    • 7:48pm
      Whites said | 7:48pm | ! Report

      This is a disgrace on the part of Fox Sports. They should have put the AFL on the red button and stayed with football.

      • 7:50pm
        haydos said | 7:50pm | ! Report

        UNBELIEVABLE!! GLORY INTO THE GRAND FINAL!!!!!!! “)

        (i agree on the red button thing, i couldnt watch it with the foxtel running through the hotel tv!!)

      • Roar Rookie

        7:53pm
        Stevo said | 7:53pm | ! Report

        Football treated as a second rate citizen by Foxtel! Bad, bad form. Put the effin AFL on a RED button on the AFL channel. Will the AFL take over the Grand Final next week?

      • 8:00pm
        Megan raadsma said | 8:00pm | ! Report

        I agree What were they thinking Most annoying is that we have no recourse. Fox seems to be able to do whatever they want.

    • Roar Rookie

      7:47pm
      Stevo said | 7:47pm | ! Report

      Massive CHOKE! Grand final between new football and old soccer – this will be one to unite all fans!!!!

      • 7:49pm
        Whites said | 7:49pm | ! Report

        As a Wollongong Wolves fan. Go Brisbane!

    • Editor

      7:46pm
      Chad Bennett said | 7:46pm | ! Report

      PENALTY SHOOTOUT (1-1 AET): Perth penalty #5

      Perth Glory 5-3 Central Coast Mariners

      BURNS SCORES, PERTH GLORY WIN 5-3 ON PENALTIES!!! MARINERS, THE PREMIERS, ARE OUT IN STRAIGHT SETS!!!

      Amazing stuff!!!

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