ALM TEAM NEWS: New signing included for Melbourne City clash

Central Coast Mariners welcome Melbourne City in the first part of our exciting Double Header at Industree Group Stadium on Saturday evening.

The game now kicks-off at 6pm, with our Women’s side following at 8:45pm against Western Sydney Wanderers.

After back-to-back trips to Sydney, Mark Jackson’s side return to Gosford for their first Isuzu UTE A-League home match of 2024.

Team news:

Jackson welcomes Brad Tapp back into the starting eleven, the midfielder was a standout performer in our wins against Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers, but missed last week’s Unite Round clash with Melbourne Victory due to a knock.

The headline inclusion is that of Ronald Barcellos, the exciting 21-year-old Brazilian attacker, who makes the bench just hours after being announced as Jacko’s first recruit at the club.

Last time vs City:

City’s visit to the Coast promises to be another cracker between two sides with plenty of recent history.

At AAMI Park last month, Angel Torres stole the show with a stunning hat-trick, but the Mariners were denied the win by an injury time equaliser from Alessandro Lopane, in the first meeting between the two after that famous Grand Final clash in June.

With kick-off now just an hour away, this is your last calling to get down to Industree Group Stadium for this epic Double Header. We hope to see you here, but if you can’t make it this time – make sure you follow the action via Official Central Coast Mariners channels, don’t forget to turn on notifications so you don’t miss a beat.

You can also watch the game live on Paramount+ and 10 Bold or listen live on Coast-FM 963.