Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League live scores, blog

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    The Wellington Phoenix are calling for more patience in attack. (Image: AFP)

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    Wellington V Central Coast


    Wellington Match Completed Central Coast
    9 SHOTS 8
    17 FOULS 13
    7 CORNERS 1
    3 OFFSIDES 2
    48 POSSESSION 52

    Wellington Phoenix will be coming into this game against the Central Coast Mariners full of confidence following three consecutive victories, including a best-ever away win on New Year’s Day. We’ll have live scores and commentary of this one from 5.00pm AEDT.

    The Phoenix players have had plenty of knockers, espescially Stein Huysegems, who answered his critics last time out with a brace and an assist to help Wellington in their third consecutive victory.

    This earned him player of the round honours, as the Phoenix demolished the Wanderers at their stomping ground in Parramatta, which coincidently was the first time the Wanderers had conceded more than two goals in a game this season.

    Following their poor start to the year, Wellington sit just five points adrift the top six and everything seems to be clicking for Ernie Merrick’s men.

    To further boost Wellington’s confidence, the Mariners lost New Zealand international Michael McGlinchey to a transfer to J.League club Vegalta Sandai following their goalless stalemate with Melbourne Heart.

    The draw was enough to see the Central Coast side move up to third on the table, however this position isn’t comfortable, with Melbourne and Sydney both just one point behind.

    To get the win, the sides must capitalise on opportunities.

    Jeremy Brockie has been out of sorts for the Phoenix and hasn’t scored since Round 4; if he fails to score here then he will come under more scrutiny.

    Same can be said about the Mariners, they seemed to be the only ones who couldn’t score against the luckless Heart.

    Their fortunes have changed since Graham Arnold left the club but, as we seem to be saying every season, they are well and truly in the hunt.

    Player to watch
    Tyler Boyd – this young forward has been in good form of late, which saw him score against the Wanderers.

    His link of play with Huysegems has been good of late and if that continues, the Phoenix will continue to threaten the net.

    Phoenix are in form and I expect that to continue, have them to win 2-1.

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    17' GOAL - Matthew Simon (Central Coast)

    45' GOAL - Kenny Cunningham (Wellington)

    47' YELLOW CARD - Michael Boxall (Wellington)

    62' YELLOW CARD - John Hutchinson (Central Coast)

    70' YELLOW CARD - Ben Sigmund (Wellington)

    72' YELLOW CARD - Nick Fitzgerald (Central Coast)

    75' YELLOW CARD - Zachary Anderson (Central Coast)

    85' YELLOW CARD - Anthony Caceres (Central Coast)

    88' YELLOW CARD - Trent Sainsbury (Central Coast)

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    • 8:46pm
      Midfielder said | 8:46pm | ! Report

      Crowd 7,005 …. hhhmmmmmmmm wonders aloud … long term at this level is this a worry…

      • Roar Guru

        Brent Ford said | 8:49pm | ! Report

        Makes you wonder doesn’t it. Not good enough even if the conditions weren’t all that flash.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 7:10pm | ! Report

      Full Time – Phoenix 1 – 1 Mariners

      Apologies guys can’t find the crowd numbers anywhere. My man of the match is Manny Muscat. I thank you all for joining me for tonight’s match. Hope you enjoyed the coverage.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 7:00pm | ! Report

      Full Time – Phoenix 1 – 1 Mariners

      A stalemate in some blustery conditions, both teams had plenty of chances to break the deadlock in the 2nd half with McBreen’s penalty the best of them all. I think the Phoenix will be happy with the draw especially considering it could’ve been easily 3-1 especially if Caceres scored which he should’ve.

      Wellington got their equaliser from absolutely nothing and the Mariner’s goal was pretty lucky through Simon who caught the Phoenix ball watching, out of the two teams the Mariner’s would be disappointed.

      The Phoenix have still been unable to come from behind to beat the Mariners.

    • Roar Rookie

      Passionate_Aussie said | 6:59pm | ! Report

      Bloody Nix, why couldn’t you pull off 4-in-a-row? Oh well at least they hung on for a point.

    • Roar Rookie

      Passionate_Aussie said | 6:57pm | ! Report

      Did you catch the attendance today Brent?

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 6:56pm | ! Report

      Phoenix 1 – 1 Mariners

      Will finish 1 all I think.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 6:54pm | ! Report

      Phoenix 1 – 1 Mariners

      3 mins of extra time now.

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 6:53pm | ! Report

      ’89 Phoenix 1 – 1 Mariners

      Ibini has his pocket picked by Boyd and Krishna gets a chance to have it but fouls Sainsbury. Just getting scrappy late.

    • Roar Rookie

      Passionate_Aussie said | 6:53pm | ! Report

      C’mon Nix, I don’t want my one all prediction to be correct 😛

    • Roar Guru

      Brent Ford said | 6:51pm | ! Report

      ’88 Phoenix 1 – 1 Mariners

      Could we see another late goal for either side to pinch it?

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