In the first hit out of the 2017/18 pre-season the Central Coast Mariners have earned a convincing win over the Central Coast All Stars where Andrew Hoole headlined thanks to his quick fire hat-trick.
Central Coast All Stars 0 Central Coast Mariners 6 (Hoole 9’, 12’, 24’, Appiah 43’, Stewart 50’ & Pain 64’)
The Run Down
The Central Coast Mariners enjoyed their first pre-season fixture of the campaign at Pluim Park on a cold Tuesday night against the Central Coast All Stars, a team comprised of the best local talent from the region.
In his first appearance in Yellow & Navy, Andrew Hoole took the first half by the scruff of the neck by scoring an impressive hat-trick in just 24 minutes. His three goals were comprised by two solo strikes from distance and a penalty, which he won after being fouled in the box.
The Central Coast All Stars did themselves proud, defending astutely against the Mariners whilst creating a couple of half chances of their own.
In the attacking stocks for the Mariners, Josh Bingham looked very dangerous on multiple occasions only to be denied twice by the offside flag, as did young gun Peter Kekeris who created two chances from the left wing.
After heading into the sheds with a 3-0 lead, both teams were completely changed at half time and Jake McGing handed the captain’s armband to Alan Baro at centre back.
A deflected shot off Kwabena Appiah extended the Mariners lead to 4-0 in the second half which was quickly matched by a close-range header from Academy’s Duncan Stewart to make it 5-0.
Connor Pain also found his name on the scoresheet in the second half who converted a precision Stewart cross.
The Central Coast Mainers would like to thank all of the dedicated fans who came out and supported both the Mariners and Central Coast All Stars at Pluim Park. It was a great night for football on the Central Coast.
9’ HOOLE GOAL: The Mariners had a 1-0 lead in the first ten minutes, thanks to an impeccable curling strike from Andrew Hoole. His shot was directed perfectly just inside the far post for his first goal in Yellow & Navy.
12’ HOOLE (2) GOAL: Hoole calmly doubled his tally for the night and his side’s lead after winning a penalty. Hoole converted his own spot kick to make it 2-0.
24’: HOOLE (3) GOAL: A third goal from Hoole made it 3-0 and this time it was again outside the box that delivered his hat-trick in just 24 minutes.
43’ APPIAH GOAL: A strong shot on goal from Stewart deflected off Appiah into the back of the net to open the second half.
50’ STEWART GOAL: A clean header from Duncan Stewart rocketed across the line to put the Mariners ahead 5-0 from close range.
64’ PAIN GOAL: A combined attacking effort from the Mariners allowed Connor Pain to make a swift strike from close range. Appiah played the ball wide to Stewart who delivered a precision cross, Pain was in the right place at the right time to finish for 6-0.
“We haven’t been training for too long and most of these boys haven’t played since April so it’s important that we got through our first game with no complications and no injuries,” Okon said. “We were able to play a bit of football, score some goals, start to refine our playing style and introduce it to a number of players who are new to it. All in all a pleasing night for everyone.
“The boys have returned in very good condition, we worked them very hard at the end of the season and they all had a program to follow during the off-season – everyone has turned up like we would have hoped.
“At the end of season we spoke about the type of team we want to be this year and we want to be one of the fittest. We’re only going to achieve that if we work hard and tonight was a step in the right direction.
“I hope he [Hoole] hasn’t scored all of his goals tonight. I have worked with Hooley before so I know his quality. He’s someone that really excites me and someone that I am confident will have a big impact on our season.
“I saw the Central Coast All Star teams play a couple of weeks ago when they played each other with Monty and we were impressed that day with the way they were playing. They were building out from the back and they had some really good individuals. It’s difficult when you come up against full-time professionals, the tempo is high, for long periods you won’t have the ball but in patches they tried to maintain possession and held themselves in high regard tonight.
“This is a great initiative and an important fixture that we hope can become a permanent one on our pre-season calendar,” Okon said.
Central Coast Mariners First Half: 17. Adam PEARCE (GK), 21. Kye ROWLES, 19.Mark McMANUS (Trialist), 4. Jake McGING (C), 5. Antony GOLEC, 14. Adam BERRY, 16. Liam ROSE, 12. Trent BUHAGIAR, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 3. Peter KEKERIS (Academy), 17. Josh BINGHAM
SUBSTITUTES: 1. Chris MARQUES (GK – Trialist), 32. James ENTICKNAP (Academy), 33. Michael GLASSOCK (Academy), 31. Velis JOAQUIN (Trialist)
Central Coast Mariners Second Half: 1. Chris MARQUES (GK – Trialist), 35. Daniel McFARLANE (Trialist), 26. Steve WHYTE (Academy), 15. Alan BARO, 36. Aleksander STOJANOVSKI (Trialist), 31. Velis JOAQUIN (Trialist), 6. Tom HIARIEJ, 27. Lachlan WALES (Academy), 13. Kwabena APPIAH, 11. Connor PAIN, 34. Duncan STEWART (Academy)
SUBSTITUTES: 17. Adam PEARCE (GK), 32. James ENTICKNAP, 33. Michael GLASSOCK
Central Coast All Stars First Half: 1. Beyhan IRMAKO (GK), 4. Adam BLUNDEN, 9. Alex BURNELL, 12. Matt PAGE (C), 2. Geordie HOWE, 17. Sean DRAPER, 8. Stuart ADAMS, 10. Conor WILKINSON, 22. Zac ANASTAS, 21. Robbie WALTON, 3. Adam WOODBINE
SUBSTITUTES: 13. Jake PURCHES (GK), 15. Shane KNIGHT, 16. Darren COOPER, 5. Josh SWADLING
Central Coast All Stars Second Half: 13. Jake PURCHES (GK), 7. Matt MITCHELL, 15. Shane KNIGHT (C), 11. Max VEGTER, 14. Sam KIRK, 16. Darren COOPER, 20. Daniel TUDDENHAM, 19. John WHELPDALE, 6. Liam TAYLOR, 5. Josh SWADLING, 18. Daniel RODGER
SUBSTITUTES: 1. Beyhan IRMAKO (GK), 9. Alex BURRELL, 8. Stuart ADAMS, 3. Adam WOODBINE
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Pluim Park, Lisarow
Central Coast All Stars vs. Central Coast Mariners