Our Academy teams are back in action this weekend, with the senior boys at home to Hakoah and the Youth in Newcastle, while our senior women travel to St. George to get back to winning ways.
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After falling to St. George last weekend and dropping to second on the ladder, Nick Montgomery and the NPL2 1st grade side will welcome Hakoah to Pluim Park with the aim of getting back on the winners list.
The 3-2 defeat came a week after a 4-4 draw with the Newcastle Jets and Montgomery will be without Louis Khoury later he was dismissed, joining Jordan Smylie and Brad Tapp on the sidelines with Matt Hatch in doubt too.
The team has shown no problems going forward in any of their games but have had trouble keeping goals out down the other end, and improving upon errors and lapses in concentration at the back will be pivotal as they approach the back end of the season.
NPL2 Fixtures, Sunday 30th August @ Pluim Park
1st Grade: Central Coast Mariners v Hakoah Sydney City East – 3pm
U/20’s: Central Coast Mariners v Hakoah Sydney City East – 1pm
NPL Youth Fixtures, Saturday 29th August at Lake Macquarie Football Centre
U/18’s: Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners – 1:45pm
U/16’s: Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners – 1:30pm
U/15’s: Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners – 12:30pm
U/13’s: Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners – 10:30am
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Battling through a raft of injuries and looking to snap a three-game losing streak, our NPLW side will take on St. George this weekend seeking a win that to keep them in the top three as finals draw near.
Losses to Marconi, Southern Branch and North Shore Mariners came after a strong start to the season and now Dan Barrett is looking for his team to rebound as they come to grips withan injury crisis.
Indiana Auddino joined those ranks last week, and all at the club wish her a speedy recovery as she prepares to negotiate an ACL tear in her knee. Barrett will now scan the younger ranks for players to step up, but is confident that the talent is there.
“We’re in a tough spot numbers wise, but I have full confidence in the ability of our younger players to step up,” Barrett said this week.
“I know that we’re still firmly in the race for the top spots and finals, and although the injuries we have are making it a tough slog, I know that the player base we have through our grades means we can be more than competitive this week.
NPLW Fixtures, Sunday 30th August @ St. George Stadium
1st Grade: St. George City FA v Central Coast Mariners – 3pm
Reserves: St. George City FA v Central Coast Mariners – 1:05pm
The Central Coast Mariners continue to work closely with NSW Health and NSW Office of Sport to ensure that football is operating in accordance with NSW Government Public health orders and recommendations.
We take this opportunity to remind all of our supporters of key protocols;
- Only one parent is to accompany players aged 18 and under to junior youth football
- Senior players are encouraged to limit the number of partners and spectators that attend football matches
- Players and spectators must comply with the 1.5m social distancing rule
- Do not attend football matches if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or are unwell