It was another successful weekend for the Central Coast Mariners Academy where our men’s team ended the undefeated run of Mt Druitt Town Rangers with a convincing 4-1 win away from home and claimed first place in the PS4 NPL 2 Club Championship standings. Our inform women’s team also claimed an emphatic 5-0 win over Marconi Stallions.
Mt Druitt Town Rangers 1 (O’Leary) Central Coast Mariners Academy 4 (Abdullah, Kekeris, Peters & William)
Thanks to a successful weekend away at Popondetta Park, the Mariners have claimed top stop in the Club Championship standings when the first-grade team became the first to defeat Mt Druitt on Sunday afternoon.
It was Mt Druitt who took the lead in the 10th minute after the Mariners Academy gave away a cheap penalty allowing O’Leary to step up and convert from the spot. However, the early lead wouldn’t deter the Mariners who returned serve eight minutes later.
In the 18th minute a beautiful ball to the back post found the head of Aamir Abdullah who slotted it past the keeper. Just before the half time break, Peters went through one on one with the Druitt keeper and blasted it into the bottom corner to give the Mariners a half time lead.
The Mariners started the second half the same way they finished the first when all of the chances they had resulted in a third goal in the 65th minute when a perfect through ball from Peters found the feet of Kekeris who took the ball in his stride and capitalised on a one-on-one opportunity.
Five minutes later the Mariners were awarded a penalty thanks to some nice work by Peters. Up stepped Charles William who converted from the spot to make the score 4-1, capping off a very convincing win against the ladder leaders.
- U20’s WON 3-0 (R. De Silva B. Belkadi Z. Forsyth)
- U18’s DREW 2-2 (J. Lennon x 2)
Central Coast Mariners Academy 5 (J. Evans x 2, C. Phelan x 2 & G. Davis) Marconi Stallions 0
Dan Barrett’s women’s side continued their unbeaten home form in the competition by sending a statement to their opponents with a 5-0 win over the Marconi Stallions.
Another week and another couple of goals for Candice Phelan. Our striker bagged a brace to put her season tally to a whopping 18 goals in nine games.
Also on the scoresheet was Jordan Evans who scored two of her own, along with a goal to close out proceedings to Georgia Davis.
- Reserves DREW 4-4 (J. Beacroft N. Collins N. Collins C. Dearie)
- U17’s WON 1-0 (L. Mcmahon)
- U15’s LOST 5-0 (E. Antic J. Curtale O. Todorovitch O. Todorovitch O. Todorovitc)
- U14’s DREW 2-2 (A. Rasmussen)