The winning form continued for both the senior men’s and women’s Central Coast Mariners Academy over the weekend, with both sides notching victories at Pluim Park.
The Central Coast Mariners Academy men thrashed North Shore Mariners 6-1 in the Mariners derby on Saturday, with the U20’s winning by the same score and U18’s losing 4-1. The women continued their winning ways with a 2-1 win over UNSW with mixed results for the junior sides.
Central Coast Mariners Academy 6 (Peters 3, Kekeris, Miller, Vinci) North Shore Mariners 1 (Rosano)
The men’s first grade team put on an entertaining first half to lead 4-0 at the break, Lewis Miller opening the scoring with a headed effort after 22 minutes. Emmanuel Peters popped in a quick-fire double (32′, 39′) before Alec Vinci picked up a loose ball in the box to fire one home three minutes before the halftime whistle. North Shore pegged one back through Claudio Rosano in the 54th minute, but a brace of goals just after the 60th minute – Peter Kekeris with a one-on-one and Emmanuel Peters’ hat-trick strike capping an impressive performance.
The U20’s victory ensured we continue to lead the NPL 2 NSW Men’s Club Championship, some 15 points clear of second place Mt Druitt Town Rangers.
The first grade result means our Mariners Academy men’s side remain undefeated through eleven rounds and has set up a big clash next week – the third-placed Mariners will face second-placed St George FC at Ilinden Sports Centre on Saturday night.
- U20’s WON 6-1
- U18’s lost 4-1
Central Coast Mariners Academy Women 2 (Phelan 2) UNSW FC 1 (Blaydon)
The Mariners women continued to impress with a 2-1 win over UNSW FC on home turf at Pluim Park on Sunday.
Candice Phelan continued her profilic scoring, with one in each half to take her eight goals clear at the top of the Golden Boot standings with 20 from ten matches. UNSW had pressed and levelled scores early in the second half but Phelan’s second was enough to see the Mariners home.
It was a mixed bag of results for the women’s teams elsewhere, with the U15’s victorious and U14’s picking up a draw, the Reserves and U17’s going down in tight contests.
The first-grade women’s side finished the round in second place, and will take on fourth-placed Gladesville next Sunday
- Reserves lost 3-1
- U17s lost 2-0
- U15s won 3-0
- U14s drew 2-2