Saturday, December 4, 2010

Central Coast Mariners 4-0 Sydney FC: Mariners move into 3rd spot after humiliating the reigning champions

Central Coast Mariners 4-0 Sydney FC


Central Coast Mariners moved into 3rd place on the A-League ladder with a fine 4-0 win over 8th-placed Sydney FC at Bluetongue Stadium this evening.

Sydney were completely outplayed and trailed by 3-0 midway through the first half. It was 4-0 17 seconds into the second half and that was the ball game.

The Mariners’ Adam Kwasnik and Matt Simon were deadly in attack, while Patricio Perez made a long-awaited comeback from injury during the second half.

Terry Antonis and Dmitri Patratos went close to scoring for Sydney, the latter hitting the crossbar in the second period, but the reigning champions’ defence was atrocious as the Mariners attacked down the flanks and destroyed their opponents.

Alex Brosque was an absentee for Sydney because of injury, while defender Stephan Keller stayed on the bench.

The Mariners hit the front after just 29 seconds when Mustafa Amini released Simon down the right and his low cross was swept home by Kwasnik, who was making a rare start.

It was 2-0 in the 5th minute when Rose and Kwasnik combined down the left and presented Simon with a simple goal.

In the 24th minute, Simon set up Kwasnik for the Mariners’ third after a fluffed clearance by Hayden Foxe and that was the end of the visitors’ hopes.

Seconds after the resumption, an attack down the left by the Mariners resulted in Sebastian Ryall putting a cross from Simon past his own keeper to complete the scoring and the humiliating demise for Sydney.


Central Coast Mariners: Ryan - Bojic (Doig 67), Wilkinson, Zwaanswijk, Rose - McGlinchey, Griffiths (Hutchinson 78), Amini (Perez 62), Bozanic - Simon, Kwasnik (Sub not used: Henderson)

Booked: Amini

Goals: Kwasnik 1, 25, Simon 5, Ryall 46 og

Sydney FC: Necevski - Cole, Foxe, Ryall, Sung-Hwan - Antonis, Musialik (Moriyasu 40), Gann (Danning 62), McFlynn - Bridge, Petratos (Subs not used: Keller, Reddy)

Booked: Ryall, McFlynn,

Att: 7,160

Ref: M Breeze


Anonymous said...

Good wrap again, Walter.

I missed the game again through a social engagement. Your report had more detail than the one on Four Four Two.

Alf Ramsey

Anonymous said...

BOOF wrote...

Awesome defending, SFC to a T. Should bring Keller back into the team for Foxe ASAP

Feel sorry for everyone that made the trip up there but at least they wouldn't of been completely disappointed after seeing Antonis play this match. Maybe if he had a better route runner up front like a Brosque rather than Bridge playing as a lone striker he might of played even better than he did. Bodes well for the future at least.

Anonymous said...


Arnold has been impressive in his coaching tenure with the Mariners. That defence looks impregnable apart from the game against the Roar last week. Simon and McBreen do a lot of defensive work from the front.

Anonymous said...

Sydney coach must be on tender hooks.

Anonymous said...

Lavicka is in a similar position to Aurelio Vidmar last season. Coaches just don't suddenly deteriorate.

Unfortunately in football some teams have to lose!


Anonymous said...

Foxe and Ryall were a shambles in the backline.

How bad of a signing has Nicky Carle been? Dunno what on earth they were thinking signing him as there marquee player, how is he going to attract big bums on seats even if he was fit and in form?