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Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix: Nix smash Mariners 8-2

9th March, 2019
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Central Coast Mariners

2

Match Complete

Wellington Phoenix

8

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CCM2 : 8WEL

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9th March, 2019
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Central Coast Mariners

2

Match Complete

Wellington Phoenix

8

88'S. Singh
S. Mallon69'
J. Clisby61'
59'L. Fenton
57'S. Singh
J. Melling54'
51'L. Cacace
46'R. Krishna
J. Nisbet41'
36'M. Kopczynski
J. Murray34'
33'S. Singh
J. Karacan23'
21'D. Williams
12'R. Krishna
8'S. Graham

13
Shots
22
7
On Target
13
15
Fouls
14
2
Corners
7
1
Offsides
1
0
Red Cards
0
4
Yellow Cards
2

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Match result:

It was a record-equalling affair in Gosford as Wellington defeated Central Coast 8 – 2.

Central Coast were the first team to settle, but it was Wellington that scored first when a Roy Krishna cross was deflected in by defender Sam Graham.

Four minutes later, Krishna would find himself through on goal again. This time he’d shoot, lobbing Ben Kennedy to make it 2-0.

David Williams would make it three goals in 20 minutes, as the Mariners defensive woes continued.

Central Coast would hang on for a further 20 minutes without conceding, as Kennedy made some key saves.

On the stroke of half time, Krishna netted his second with a curling effort.

At the break, it was 4-0 to the Phoenix.

The second half looked as though it would be the same as the first. With Liberato Cacace, Sarpreet Singh and Louis Fenton scoring within the first 15 minutes.

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Central Coast would offer some resistance. First as Jack Clisby swung his boot at the ball and curled it beyond a diving Filip Kurto.

Minutes later, Jacob Melling was fouled on the edge of the box. Stephen Mallon stepped up to take the free kick and scored directly.

That seemed to be it as both sides struggled to do anything with their possession.

The last five minutes were all Phoenix, as they had multiple chances on counter attacks. Singh would score his second in the 88th to complete the scoring at 8-2.

The result sees Wellington jump up to fourth ahead of City and Adelaide, while the Mariners stay bottom.

Final score
Central Coast Mariners 2
Wellington Phoenix 8

Match preview:

Central Coast Mariners come up against the Wellington Phoenix at Central Coast Stadium for the last game of round 21. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEDT).

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The Mariners will be looking to close the gap to the rest of the league as they continue their fight to avoid finishing last again.

A win for Wellington will not only see them open up a bit of breathing space between them and the charging seventh-placed Jets, but jump Melbourne City into fifth, and possibly Adelaide into fourth on goal difference.

Central Coast have been forced into several changes with Kye Rowles picking up a foot injury, Matt Simon and Aiden O’Neill both suspended after earning red cards last time out, and Andrew Hoole being stood down from the senior team after violating the club’s alcohol restrictions.

To replace the forced omissions, the Mariners have looked to their youth side with Mario Shabow, Josh Nisbet, Charles M’mombwa, Lewis Miller and Michael Glassock all coming in to the extended squad.

Wellington have a much more settled squad, with only Alex Rufer missing out, his suspension coming after 5 yellow cards. In his place, Antony Golec comes into the squad.

Prediction
Phoenix come into this in a bit of a form slump, winning just one of their last five matches, but Central Coast have been much worse off, losing four of their last five, and only drawing the other. That plus all of their forced changes should mean the Mariners won’t be able to stop the Nix from scoring at least one.

Central Coast Mariners 0 – 2 Wellington Phoenix

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Where: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
When: Saturday, 9th March 2019, 7:50pm (AEDT)
TV: Fox Sports 505, 10 Bold, MyFootball Live App

Referee: Chris Beath
Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Lindsay
Assistant Referee 2: Kearney Robinson
Fourth Official: Ben Abraham
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones


Central Coast Mariners
1. Ben Kennedy, 2. Jonathan Aspropotamitis, 3. Jack Clisby, 8. Michael McGlinchey, 11. Connor Pain, 17. Peter Kekeris, 18. Matt Millar, 22. Jacob Melling, 23. Mario Shabow, 24. Joe Gauci, 25. Jordan Murray, 26. Josh Nisbet, 27. Charles M’Mombwa, 28. Sam Graham, 29. Stephen Mallon, 33. Lewis Miller, 34. Michael Glassock, 68. Jem Karacan.

Wellington Phoenix
1. Filip Kurto, 4. Mandi Sosa, 5. Ryan Lowry, 7. Cillian Sheridan, 9. Nathan Burns, 11. David Williams, 12. Antony Golec, 13. Liberato Cacace,15. Michal Kopzcynski, 16. Louis Fenton, 17. Callan Elliot, 18. Sarpreet Singh, 20. Oliver Sail, 21. Roy Krishna, 22. Andrew Durante, 23. Max Burgess, 27. Steven Taylor, 32. Gianni Stensness.

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