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

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    Sydney V Central Coast


    Sydney Match Completed Central Coast
    12 SHOTS 13
    10 FOULS 8
    6 CORNERS 8
    2 OFFSIDES 1
    41 POSSESSION 59

    After losing top spot on the A-League ladder last weekend, Central Coast Mariners must head down the F3 and claim all three points against Sydney FC to keep themselves in the race for the Premier’s Plate. We’ll have live coverage from 5.30pm AEDT.

    No doubt Graham Arnold would have been seething to lose to Western Sydney last Saturday night at a rain-swept Bluetongue Stadium, but when he stopped to analyse this one later in the week he wouldn’t have been too concerned.

    His side controlled the game for the majority of the 90 minutes and had multiple chances to go ahead, before eventually conceding in the 81st minute.

    Tonight they head south to face the sky blue version of Sydney in what should be warm conditions at Allianz Stadium.

    Sydney appeared to be ready to string together a run of form off the back of two consecutive wins but losses to Melbourne Heart and Perth Glory have dented any momentum Frank Farina’s side had begun to generate.

    They’ll again be tested tonight following the late withdrawal of Lucas Neill after the Socceroos skipper suffered a thigh injury in training on Thursday, meaning the unpredictable duo of Adam Griffiths and Tiago Calvano will line up in the centre of defence.

    It’s hard to see Central Coast not winning this evening. They’re professional and they’re consistent and despite a hectic schedule and the letdown of last weekend I expect them to get the result.

    A late winner from Brett Emerton might have meant the Sky Blues took three points from the last encounter between the two sides but it is hard to forget the 7-2 hiding that the Mariners handed out at Bluetongue, resulting in the resignation of Ian Crook.

    Sydney might have the names but the Mariners possess the cohesion and they’ll do enough to win tonight.

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    25' GOAL - Sebastian Ryall (Sydney)

    70' YELLOW CARD - John Hutchinson (Central Coast)

    72' YELLOW CARD - Terry McFlynn (Sydney)

    73' GOAL - Joel Chianese (Sydney)

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    • 8:19pm
      Midfielder said | 8:19pm | ! Report

      Well done SFC the better side on the night…

    • 7:37pm
      Qantas supports Australian Football said | 7:37pm | ! Report

      Well done SFC boys. SFC has turn the corner and slot into 5th spot on the ladder at this point in time—-this will be a sensational finals series if we can repeat this form until the end… SFC finishing the season with a wet sail…

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:29pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: Sydney FC 2-0 Central Coast Mariners

      And that will be it. Graham Arnold can’t have too many complaints tonight as his Mariners outfit were simply a step behind in enthusiasm and intensity for the majority of the evening. They lose their second straight game for the first time this season and fail to take the opportunity to leap back into first place, and Western Sydney can now all but secure the Premier’s Plate with a win tomorrow afternoon.

      For the home side, they were not great but good enough and their attitude meant they were halfway there before stepping onto the pitch tonight. Their A-League championship hopes are back on the table, moving into fifth spot, equal with the Jets. Thanks for reading, don’t forget to jump over to our coverage of Roar vs Victory at 7.45pm AEDT.

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      Chad Bennett said | 7:26pm | ! Report

      90 + 2′ Sydney FC 2-0 Central Coast Mariners

      One minute to run. McGlinchey again with a set piece, this time form a free kick. Holds up a ball to the back post to Sainsbury, but the number 20 is up for Sydney to collect. That will be about all she wrote from Sydney, I’d think…

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:24pm | ! Report

      90 +1′ Sydney FC 2-0 Central Coast Mariners

      Frank Farina has decided to make his final sub, bringing on Ali Abbas to replace Terry McFlynn.

      The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of additional time.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:23pm | ! Report

      90′ Sydney FC 2-0 Central Coast Mariners

      Into the final minute now. Sydney are a handful of minutes away from being back in the top six, but first they’ll need to defend a orner from McGlinchey after McBreen’s shot was deflected.

      • Editor

        Chad Bennett said | 7:24pm | ! Report

        Sydney half-clear the ball twice, the ball falls to Mitchell Duke on the corner of the six-yard box and he blasts it over and wide! Or dear.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:22pm | ! Report

      88′ Sydney FC 2-0 Central Coast Mariners

      Woah! A-League leading goalscorer can’t believe his luck after the ball sits up for him after his first touch turns him toward goal, Janjetovic rushes out and McBreen flicks the ball over him – and the bar. They might have been below their best but they definitely have had their chances, have the Mariners.

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      Chad Bennett said | 7:20pm | ! Report

      87′ Sydney FC 2-0 Central Coast Mariners

      The Mariners push down the left-hand side and a ball into the feet of Bozanic nearly finds a shot at goal but his touch is slow and so is his turn. Goal kick.

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