Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix: A-League match result

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    Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix

    Central Coast Stadium, 23 February, 2018

     
    Central Coast Mariners Full Time Wellington Phoenix
    1 0
    10 SHOTS 12
    4 SHOTS ON GOAL 2
    18 FOULS 16
    8 CORNERS 3
    1 OFFSIDES 3

    Match result

    In a game that none of the players will write home about, the Central Coast Mariners have beaten the Wellington Phoenix by one goal to nil at Graham Park in Gosford.

    In a contest that never rose to any heights of note, the Mariners were the better team for extended periods except for the final twenty minutes of the game where the Phoenix threatened to equalise.

    The first half was a domination by the home side and they should probably have been at least two goals clear after half an hour of the match.

    As it stood, things were still level with seconds remaining in the first period before Andrew Hoole provided a slick cross for Daniel De Silva, who managed to slide home the opening goal as Tom Doyle was caught out at the back.

    The second period started well for the Wellington team and they were able to level up the possession stats as the half unfolded yet were never great threats on the Mariners goal.

    A chance or two to Roy Krishna and a late opportunity to Michael McGlinchey were the best moments for the visitors yet the home side hung on well to secure their first win in over two months.

    Paul Okon will breathe a sigh of relief and the Phoenix will rue the result after building some real momentum over the last month.

    Final score
    Central Coast Mariners 1
    Wellington Phoenix 0

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    Preview

    It has been a slow and steady slide for the Mariners as the season’s early promise has evaporated into a winless stretch that must be concerning Paul Okon.

    Contrastingly, the Phoenix have found form at the right time of the year and after three wins in their last six matches, the slow accumulation of points has seen them creep closer and closer to the teams above them on the ladder.

    The Mariners welcome the return of Wout Brama after a controversial incident a few weeks back and Wellington are celebrating the return of Roy Krishna who made an impact off the bench in their win last week.

    After the tragedy of letting a two-goal lead against ten men slip against a gallant Adelaide, the Mariners will look to match their first-half performance, where they applied pressure and created many chances.

    Wellington will look for more of the same after starting well against Perth and eventually finding a winner in the dying minutes. With much pride on the line in this one, there is scope for an entertaining encounter and both teams should look to attack.

    Prediction

    With goals aplenty on the cards, the Phoenix will continue their impressive improvement and claim the three points away from home.

    Central Coast Mariners 2, Wellington Phoenix 3

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    33' YELLOW CARD - Tom Doyle (Wellington Phoenix)

    46' GOAL - Daniel De Silva (Central Coast Mariners)

    48' YELLOW CARD - Sarpreet Singh (Wellington Phoenix)

    88' YELLOW CARD - Matija Ljujic (Wellington Phoenix)

    90' YELLOW CARD - Andrew Hoole (Central Coast Mariners)

    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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    • 9:18pm
      Mark said | 9:18pm | ! Report

      Yay

      The idiot coach has been fired

      About 8 weeks too late

      They need to fire the morons who appointed him as well

      Whomever is running the Phoenix make the Warriors and the Blues look well managed

      Greenache must be pissed – he did a far better job than this clueless git and never got a shot

    • Roar Guru

      9:58am
      Grobbelaar said | 9:58am | ! Report

      Attendance last night: 4,973 , to watch a very tight tussle in which one goal separated the two teams for half the match.

      • 10:06am
        Nemesis said | 10:06am | ! Report

        Excellent crowd for a NSW regional town playing a foreign team.

        Few other sports in Australia have the courage to open their competitions up like this.

        ALeague leading the way.

        • 10:55am
          valhalla said | 10:55am | ! Report

          leading what? where? …. was under the impression most soccer types want wellington booted from the comp

    • 11:21pm
      Midfielder said | 11:21pm | ! Report

      What a relief

      • Roar Rookie

        7:34am
        Stevo said | 7:34am | ! Report

        Mid, what’s you view on Danny De Silva’s contribution to CCM this season? I reckon there’s a lot to like about what he does and what he’s capable of.

    • Columnist

      9:59pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:59pm | ! Report

      In a game that none of the players will write home about, the Central Coast Mariners have beaten the Wellington Phoenix by one goal to nil at Graham Park in Gosford.

      In a contest that never rose to any heights of note, the Mariners were the better team for extended periods except for the final twenty minutes of the game where the Phoenix threatened to equalise.

      The first half was a domination by the home side and they should probably have been at least two goals clear after half an hour of the match. As it stood, things were still level with seconds remaining in the first period before Andrew Hoole provided a slick cross for Daniel De Silva, who managed to slide home the opening goal as Tom Doyle was caught out at the back.

      The second period started well for the Wellington team and they were able to level up the possession stats as the half unfolded yet were never great threats on the Mariners goal. A chance or two to Roy Krishna and a late opportunity to Michael McGlinchey were the best moments for the visitors yet the home side hung on well to secure their first win in over two months.

      Paul Okon will breath a sigh of relief and the Phoenix will rue the result after building some real momentum over the last month.

      Final Score

      Central Coast Mariners 1 Wellington Phoenix 0

    • Roar Rookie

      9:53pm
      Stevo said | 9:53pm | ! Report

      Thanks Stuart. Hard to know what to say about this game apart from winners are grinners.

      • Columnist

        10:03pm
        Stuart Thomas said | 10:03pm | ! Report

        That was some hard work. Some of those cashed up ACL teams would have put six or seven on both of these teams tonight. Way off the pace.

        • 11:01pm
          NEMESIS said | 11:01pm | ! Report

          Bottom of table clash. I’d expect Bayern, PSG, Barcelona to put a few past bottom teams in EPL.

          And, let’s not forget, ManCity put 4 past top team in Switzerland, Bayern put 5 past 4th placed team in Turkey.

          CCM only team to beat SydFc this season, so thay can play.

      • 11:44am
        LuckyEddie said | 11:44am | ! Report

        ‘Winners are grinners’ – but the fans, tv viewers and the game are not winners ot grinners. The only grinner maybe the manager Okon who has a very very ordinary track record over a numbers of years.

    • Columnist

      9:50pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:50pm | ! Report

      Thanks for being on board for the blog tonight. Match report will follow in ten minutes. Make sure you join me on Sunday night for the Sydney Derby, live here on the Roar.

    • Columnist

      9:49pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      96‘ – A late shot from the Phoenix is saved by Kennedy and the Coast have won the match.


      Central Coast Mariners: 1
      Wellington Phoenix: 0

    • Columnist

      9:47pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:47pm | ! Report

      95‘ – De Silva with a late strike for the Mariners that just sails wide. Not long to go now.


      Central Coast Mariners: 1
      Wellington Phoenix: 0

    • Columnist

      9:46pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:46pm | ! Report

      93‘ – The Mariners have done little attacking in the last twenty minutes and this game has levelled out into a battle between nine and ten on the ladder…..literally.


      Central Coast Mariners: 1
      Wellington Phoenix: 0

    • Columnist

      9:44pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:44pm | ! Report

      Durante off and Paracki on for Wellington

    • Columnist

      9:43pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 9:43pm | ! Report

      90‘ – Six additional minutes as the Phoenix pepper the goal.


      Central Coast Mariners: 1
      Wellington Phoenix: 0

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