Mariners looking to make it back to back Leichhardt victories

Central Coast Mariners Women will be looking to make it back-to-back wins at Leichhardt Oval on Wednesday evening, as they take on Sydney FC in the Liberty A-League, kick-off 7pm.

Emily Husband’s team were 2-1 winners over Wellington Phoenix on Friday evening, at Leichhardt as part of Unite Round.

Rola Badawiya and Peta Trimis completed a first half turnaround for the Mariners who trailed just three minutes in, after Emma Main had opened the scoring for Phoenix.

A goalless, but far from dull, second half followed, as Husband’s team saw out the victory to make it four points from six since the turn of the year.

Mariners had Maccas Fan Player of the Match Faye Bryson to thank, after an incredible double-block on the line to deny Wellington an equaliser in the second half.

Wednesday’s clash is the second with Sydney in quick succession, The Sky Blues visited Industree Group Stadium just ten days ago, leaving with a point after a 0-0 draw in our first game of 2024.

Bianca Galic had the game’s only real opening late in the first half, in a tight affair where both defences were on top throughout.

Another tightly contested game is expected at Leichhardt, between the two best defences in the league. Sydney have kept six clean sheets in 11 matches, conceding just seven times, whilst the Mariners have let in 12 (joint-second with Western Sydney Wanderers).

Like the Mariners, Sydney also backed up that draw in Gosford with a win at Unite Round. Their returning Matilda star Cortnee Vine netted the only goal of the game against Western United, just ten minutes after coming off the bench at Allianz Stadium.

That win for Sydney saw them extend their unbeaten to run to eight matches, and lifted them to third in the table. They are now aiming to leapfrog Perth Glory into second spot.

The Mariners currently sit ninth on the ladder, in a congested Liberty A-League table that sees just six points separate second-placed Perth and the Mariners.

A win on Wednesday evening, in their game in hand on the four sides directly above them, would see Husband’s side jump into the top six.

Tickets for the game are available via the link below, but do not worry if you are unable to attend, you can watch live on Paramount+ and 10Play, or follow the action via Official Central Coast Mariners channels.

You can also purchase tickets for our HUGE Double Header this coming Sunday (21st January), as our Men host Melbourne City (5pm) and Women welcome Western Sydney Wanderers (7:45pm).