Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners: A-League match result, highlights

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    Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners

    Coopers Stadium, 17 February, 2018

     
    Adelaide United Full Time Central Coast Mariners
    2 2
    22 SHOTS 12
    7 SHOTS ON GOAL 5
    15 FOULS 17
    18 CORNERS 5
    2 OFFSIDES 0

    Match result

    The Reds have come back from the brink to grab a point off the disappointing Mariners, who should really have been able to finish off the home side when they were left with ten men after a first-half send-off.

    Andrew Hoole started things brilliantly for the visitors with some wonderful early touches and found the net with a free kick to put the Mariners ahead after only seven minutes and any discussion around the state of the pitch became irrelevant for the Reds who needed a win to keep the chasers in the A-League pack at bay.

    After some early decisions that seemed to go against the home side, Ursum Gulum was given his marching orders by the referee after a soft challenge on Trent Buhagiar just outside the box. While a foul, the red card was a big call and threatened to ruin what was building as an excellent contest.

    The score remained 1-0 into the break and the Mariners added a second after Ryan Strain slotted an own goal over which he had little control.

    Things looked over for the Reds, yet after all the angst of the poor decisions in the first half, where even the coach received a yellow card, the home side were able to compose themselves and mount a comeback.

    Jordan Elsey found the back of the net after an excellent cross from Garruccio in the 61st minute and all of a sudden the good play of the Reds looked like producing a result.

    Wave after wave of attack followed and the second goal finally came after lead-up work from Adlung and a finish from Blackwood, that saw the scores level after 83 minutes.

    Adelaide might feel they should have all three points after dominating the latter periods of the game yet the Mariners held onto their point.

    In what could have been a game marred by poor decisions and remembered for nothing else, it actually turned into an enthralling contest, although the comments of Adelaide manager Marco Kurz will be interesting in the post-game press conference.

    Final score
    Adelaide United 2
    Central Coast Mariners 2

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    Preview

    With reservations about the state of the playing surface playing on the coach’s mind after the AFL’s contribution on Thursday night, the sheer danger of this clash for the home team cannot be overlooked.

    The Central Coast come to town desperately in search of three points to keep their miniscule chances of making the finals alive and they have the quality to leave Adelaide on a high.

    Unfortunately, form indicates that this won’t happen and Adelaide show be too strong on their home patch.

    The visitors haven’t tasted victory since their Round 9 win over Perth Glory and with only a few measly points along the way, things have slowly but surely gone south for a team that promised so much early in the season.

    Solid would be the best way to describe Adelaide and the culture that Marco Kurz has tried to install in the squad.

    Less errors and more chances in front of goal is a rather blunt summary of their season, as is their inability to convert enough of those chances to really threaten the top two teams on the ladder.

    With Melbourne City still within reach for the reds, this match looms as a chance to lock up a top six stop and push for a home final in the first week.

    Both Victory and Wanderers will have something to say about that, however, Adelaide could skip five points clear of them both with a win in this one.

    Prediction

    Adelaide will prove too strong at home despite a spirited display from the Mariners.

    Adelaide United 3, Central Coast Mariners 1.

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    7' GOAL - Andrew Hoole (Central Coast Mariners)

    10' YELLOW CARD - Isaías Sánchez Cortés (Adelaide United)

    18' RED CARD - Ersan Gülüm (Adelaide United)

    46' YELLOW CARD - Blake Powell (Central Coast Mariners)

    53' OWN GOAL - Ryan Strain (Central Coast Mariners)

    57' YELLOW CARD - Jacob Melling (Central Coast Mariners)

    58' YELLOW CARD - Taylor Regan (Adelaide United)

    61' GOAL - Jordan Elsey (Adelaide United)

    79' YELLOW CARD - Daniel Adlung (Adelaide United)

    82' YELLOW CARD - Petros Skapetis (Central Coast Mariners)

    83' GOAL - George Blackwood (Adelaide United)

    Stuart Thomas is a sports writer and educator who made the jump from Roar Guru to Expert in 2017. An ex-trainee professional golfer, his sporting passions are broad with particular interests in football, AFL and rugby league. His love of sport is only matched by his passion for gardening and self-sustainability. Follow him on Twitter @stuartthomas72.

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    • 11:21pm
      The better grobelaar said | 11:21pm | ! Report

      The A league completely outrated the afl x in 65 per cent of Australia.

    • 11:01pm
      The better Grobelaar said | 11:01pm | ! Report

      Definitely the best round of football this season and surely the fact that anti football Sydney FC weren’t involved made it so much more enjoyable to watch .

    • Columnist

      10:15pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 10:15pm | ! Report

      What an astonishing game to complete Round 20 of the A-League in Adelaide. The Reds have come back from the brink to grab a point off the disappointing Mariners, who should really have been able to finish off the home side when they were left with ten men after a first half send-off.

      Andrew Hoole started things brilliantly for the visitors with some wonderful early touches and found the net with a free kick to put the Mariners ahead after only seven minutes and any discussion around the state of the pitch became irrelevant for the Reds who needed a win to keep the chasers in the A-League pack at bay.

      After some early decisions that seemed to go against the home side, Ursum Gulum was given his marching orders by the referee after a soft challenge on Trent Buhagiar just outside the box. Whilst a foul, the red card was a big call and threatened to ruin what was building as an excellent contest.

      The score remained 1-0 into the break and the Mariners added a second after Ryan Strain slotted an own goal over which he had little control. Things looked over for the Reds, yet after all the angst of the poor decisions in the first half, where even the coach received a yellow card, the home side were able to compose themselves and mount a comeback.

      Jordan Elsey found the back of the net atter an excellent cross from Garruccio in the 61st minute and all of a sudden the good play of the Reds looked like producing a result. Wave after wave of attack followed and the second goal finally came after lead-up work from Adlung and a finish from Blackwood, that saw the scores level after 83 minutes.

      Adelaide might feel they should have all three points after dominating the latter periods of the game yet the Mariners held onto their point.

      In what could have been a game marred by poor decisions and remembered for nothing else, it actually turned into an enthralling contest, although the comments of Adelaide manager Marco Kurz will be interesting in the post-game press conference.

      Final Score Adelaide 2 Central Coast 2

      • Roar Guru

        10:41pm
        Karlo Tychsen said | 10:41pm | ! Report

        Great call Stuart.

        This has been one of the best A-League rounds I can remember – this weekend’s and last. Great, great, great great great football.

        • 10:43pm
          Fadida said | 10:43pm | ! Report

          Agree

        • Columnist

          9:17am
          Stuart Thomas said | 9:17am | ! Report

          Must have been all that expansion talk…..got people excited. Good week for my tips as well.

    • Columnist

      9:56pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:56pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      90‘ – THanks for being on board tonight, hopefully I’ll have you around for the W-League Grand Final tomorrow. Match report to follow in 15 minutes.


      Adelaide United: 2
      Central Coast Mariners: 2

    • Roar Rookie

      9:56pm
      Stevo said | 9:56pm | ! Report

      Adlung gets MoM. I agree with that, he was superb.

      • 10:03pm
        Redondo said | 10:03pm | ! Report

        Isaias equally good in the second half

    • 9:55pm
      Redondo said | 9:55pm | ! Report

      Brilliant – Adelaide will make the grand final. Great game – awful red card.

    • Columnist

      9:55pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:55pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      90‘ – We are done in Adelaide. Wow, what a game and what a comeback from Adelaide with ten men. Could probably have claimed the three points.


      Adelaide United: 2
      Central Coast Mariners: 2

    • Columnist

      9:53pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:53pm | ! Report

      96‘ – The final minute and the ball from Marrone is begging for a head. Corner Adelaide.


      Adelaide United: 2
      Central Coast Mariners: 2

    • Columnist

      9:52pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:52pm | ! Report

      95‘ – A late corner for Adelaide.


      Adelaide United: 2
      Central Coast Mariners: 2

    • Columnist

      9:51pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:51pm | ! Report

      94‘ – The reds attack……….Blackwood shoots wide.


      Adelaide United: 2
      Central Coast Mariners: 2

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