Academy Preview: Women’s and Girl’s (April 30th)

The Central Coast Mariners Women’s and Girl’s academy sides are back at home on Sunday, keen to secure three important points across each of the grades. 

Taking on Blacktown in the five divisions, make sure to head to Pluim Park throughout the day to watch the Mariners next generation of stars take to the field. 

First grade vs Blacktown City

Off the back of a tough loss to UNSW FC last weekend, the first of their season, the Central Coast Mariners women’s first grade side return to Pluim Park on Sunday with three points on their mind. 

Currently in second with a game in hand, the team are eager to secure victory and maintain pressure on the league leaders as we move into the midpoint of the season. 

In an even game last weekend, it was ultimately the away side that got a 2-0 win, scoring twice in the first 45 minutes. 

Despite putting UNSW FC under a substantial amount of pressure in the second half it wasn’t enough in the end, with the Mariners dropping their first points of the season. 

At home again, the team are looking to make Pluim Park into a fortress, with this match only the second of the season for the side at the venue. 

Their opponents currently sit in eighth place having had a mixed bag of results. 

Going without a win from round two to round six, the side did secure an important victory for them against South East Phoenix at home last weekend. Sitting a win away from sixth and a loss away from 12th, Sunday will prove to be a vital match for the side. 

The Mariners will be looking to get back to winning ways when the game kicks-off at 3pm on Pluim Park Field 3, so make sure to head to the ground and show your support. 

Under 20’s vs Blacktown City 

Currently sitting in eighth place with a game in hand, the Mariners under 20’s women’s side take to the field again this Sunday, with kick-off at 1pm. 

Facing UNSW FC in their first home game of the campaign, it was a tough battle between the two sides. While consistently pushing for a go-ahead goal, both sides goalkeepers were able to stand tall, with the match ultimately ending nil-all. 

Coming up against Blacktown City, the Mariners are looking to prove why they should be seen as one of the premier sides in the competition, ready to march up the ladder with three points. 

Their opponents currently sit one place lower in ninth place, picking up two wins from their seven games this season. Their last three points came at the end of March in a tight win over Camden Tigers FC, defeated by teams who all sit above them on the ladder. 

The Mariners are looking to make it three undefeated matches in a row, with a win against Blacktown likely to see them climb the competition ladder as we begin to progress into the middle section of the season. 

Youth Girl’s vs Blacktown City 

The Central Coast Mariners three youth girl’s academy sides return to Pluim Park for the second time this season, all looking to build on what have been pleasing seasons to date. 

The first game to get underway will be the under 14’s at 8:30am, who are looking to return to winning ways after a narrow 1-0 loss to UNSW last weekend. Currently in eighth position with a game still in hand, it will not get any easier for the side this Sunday. 

Taking on third placed Blacktown City FC, the girls will need to be at their best to see themselves climb the competition ladder. 

After a 4-2 win last weekend against UNSW, the Mariners under 15’s girls side are looking to keep the momentum rolling coming into this weekend’s games. 

Sitting in fourth position, three points behind and a game in hand on the league leaders, the team are ready for an important fixture. In their way sit sixth place Blacktown City, who are also fresh off a win last weekend. Kick-off for this match will be at 10:05am. 

The final game of the Youth Girl’s portion of the day will see the under 16’s take the field, who will be taking confidence into this weekend’s match after a dominant 5-0 win over UNSW last weekend. 

Currently the only undefeated and perfect team in the competition with eighteen points, two goals conceded and a game in hand after six matches, the side take on Blacktown City this round. 

Our opponents currently rest in eleventh place with four competition points, looking to bounce back after defeat last weekend. This game will kick off at 11:40am, with the Central Coast aiming to maintain their flawless record.