Central Coast Mariners midfielder Pedj Bojic, like the rest of his teammates, has been getting used to living out of a suitcase over the past five weeks, but now can’t wait to be back in front of home fans at Bluetongue Stadium this Friday night, for the first time in six weeks.
Central Coast Mariners midfielder Pedj Bojic, like the rest of his teammates, has been getting used to living out of a suitcase over the past five weeks, but now can-t wait to be back in front of home fans at Bluetongue Stadium this Friday night, for the first time in six weeks.
The Mariners take on an in form Perth Glory side at Bluetongue this Friday night, marking the first match of an extended period of home matches, where locals will be able to witness their heroes six times in nine weeks.
Bojic marked last Saturday-s 5-1 victory over North Queensland Fury with a goal destined for the highlights reel, his spectacular volley from an acute angle beginning the goal blitz, and he-s keen on treating the Central Coast faithful with a repeat performance.
“Our away form has been exceptional, three wins, a draw and a loss, that-s a pretty good away record,” said Bojic.
“We haven-t lost at home yet, including in Canberra, so getting the fans behind us will definitely help.
“We-re scoring a lot of goals, especially if you add in the Gold Coast (at Bluetongue Stadium in round 7) where we scored three goals as well, we-re scoring a lot of goals.
“Our goal average is amazing, plus 13. Defensively we-ve been solid and we-re scoring a lot of goals now, but we have to continue that this Friday.”
Bojic-s 22nd minute goal was his second of the season, and he concedes, despite the impeccable finish, he may have been slightly fortunate to see it nestle inside the back post.
“I was happy with the all round performance. Getting the goal was a bonus and it was good to help out with a couple of other goals, it all adds to the performance.
“Looking at the replay I was shocked I shot from that angle, but I hit it well and it went in. I guess next time I might not be so lucky,” Bojic said.
If the Mariners were ever primed for a perfect 90 minutes in front of home fans then this Friday night is surely it, their five matches on the road returning 3 wins, 10 points, and a massive 13 goals.
“We-ve always been full of confidence, but getting that win adds a little extra bit. Scoring nine goals in two games to the top team and to the bottom team is always tricky.
“They (North Queensland) would have wanted to progress, and North Queensland is a good team, but luckily enough we have hit our straps, and hopefully we can continue it.
“Hopefully they (Mariners supporters) show their true colours on Friday like they have done (during the last six weeks) on away trips or watching from home,” said Bojic.
The Mariners- next home match of the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 season will be against Perth Glory on Friday, 27 November. Kick-off is at 8:00pm. Tickets are available online here or by phoning 132 849.
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