Academy Preview: Men’s and Boys (25th-26th March)

The Central Coast Mariners Men’s and Boy’s academies are return this weekend, with another away trip scheduled for all sides. 

Following mixed results in the NPL competition last Sunday, the Mariners are keen for some positive performances when they travel to Wollongong to face the Wolves at WIN Stadium. 

The Central Coast Mariners are pleased to announce that long time first team supporters DMC Converyor Services have joined on as a major sponsor of the Men’s Academy. Their logo now sits proudly on the front of the jersey for both our first and under 20’s teams. 

Our boy’s sides will travel to Marconi, set to play the Stallions on Saturday at The Csi Club. 

First grade vs Wollongong Wolves

Off the back of a disappointing 4-1 loss to Mt Druitt Town last weekend, the Central Coast Mariners first grade academy side are eyeing a vital three points.

A tough Wollongong side stand in their way, with the match to be played at WIN Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

It was a promising start to the game last weekend, with Sasha Kuzevski handing us the early lead after scoring his second in two weeks.

Unfortunately, it was not meant to be on a hot afternoon at Pluim Park, with the away side taking the victory. 

While we currently sit in 15th place, a win over the Wolves could push the side as high as 10th on the competition ladder, seven matches into our 30-game season. 

Wollongong come into the match sitting in 11th place, riding a two-game losing streak. Last week the side fell to St George City, going down 5-3 after taking the lead twice. 

Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm this Sunday afternoon. Tune in to watch all the action live and free at 

Under 20’s vs Wollongong Wolves 

Fresh from a massive 5-2 win over Mt Druitt last weekend, the Central Coast Mariners men’s under 20’s side are keen to make it three wins in a row. 

Our opponents, Wollongong Wolves, promise to be a tough challenge on our furthest away trip of the season, with both teams aiming to secure victory. 

Despite trailing 2-1 after 20 minutes the side bounced back, running away with it after four unanswered second half goals. 

Both Dylan Susovic and Jokov Malbasa have been on form up front, with the duo scoring a combined six goals over the past two matches. 

They will be aiming to keep this up as we face a Wolves side without a clean sheet so far this season. 

The home side have had a mixed run of form to date, picking up just one point from their first three games. Since then, it has been a different story, securing seven in four matches. 

They are coming off a 3-2 loss to St George, conceding in the 89th minute to give up a point.

Four points currently split the two sides, with the Mariners in 5th, while the Wolves are in 11th. Kick-off is scheduled for 1pm. 

Junior Boys vs Marconi 

The junior boys are back in action this weekend, playing five matches against Marconi away. All teams looking for positive results against a tough opponent at The Csi Club main field. 

Kicking off the day at 8:30am, our under 13’s team are looking to bounce back from last weekend against the Stallions. Both sides sit on four competition points so far this season, with the winner likely to push at least a few places up the ladder. 

The under 14’s are prepared for what is expected to be tough test, with Marconi undefeated so far in 2023. That game kicks off at 10:05am, with the Mariners currently sitting 10th in that competition. 

Our under 15’s side are looking to continue their five-match winning streak to begin the season, coming up against the eighth place Stallions. The match begins at 11:40am on the main field. 

In the hotly contested under 16’s division the Mariners are looking to defeat the top side so far this season, Marconi.

The home side remain the only side who are undefeated in the league this season, with the Central Coast ready to bounce back from last weekend when the game kicks off at 1:15pm.

What promises to be one of the matches of the day, just a point splits the third place Mariners and fifth place Stallions in the under 18’s.

Both teams are coming off the back of hard fought and pleasing results, with the Central Coast aiming to continue our push up the ladder. The game is set to get underway at 3pm, the final fixture of the day.