The Mariners Youth teams got off to a strong start on the first weekend of the season, with wins for both first grade teams and encouraging results in age grade. Check out the wrap of the weekend thanks to our friends at Steadfast!
NPL2 Men’s |
First Grade: NWS Spirit 2 (Michael Konestabo (2), drew. Central Coast Mariners 2 (Louis Khoury (2)
Louis Khoury netted twice on Saturday, including a 94th minute equaliser to help the Mariners to a share of the points in their NPL2 Men’s clash at Christie Park on Saturday night.
The Mariners had chances early but instead conceded just before half time, however Khoury netted his first in the second half to bring the visitors back level.
A missed penalty was a let-off for the Spirit and they capitalised to take the lead once again before Khoury equalised deep in stoppage time in his Mariners NPL debut to hand Nick Montgomery’s side a share of the points.
“It was a very good performance form the boys on Saturday,” Monty said afterwards.
“We missed a penalty to go ahead and then conceded shortly afterwards, but the boys showed great character and fight against a good, physical Spirit team.”
“It gives us a solid foundation to build on, and it was great to see Louis bag a brace on debut for the club too.”
U/20’s: NWS Spirit 1 (Paul Apostolopoulos) drew. Central Coast Mariners 1 (Oliver Vanderslot)
U/18’s: NWS Spirit 1 (Aidan Bastick) drew. Central Coast Mariners 1 (Ezra Palombini)
U/16’s: Sydney Olympic 1 def. by Central Coast Mariners 2
U/15’s: Sydney Olympic 1 drew. Central Coast Mariners 1
U/14’s: Sydney Olympic 1 drew. Central Coast Mariners 1
U/13’s Sydney Olympic 3 def. Central Coast Mariners 2
NPL2 Women’s |
First Grade: SD Raiders 1 (Rebecca Dennis) def. by Central Coast Mariners 6 (Danielle Wise (2), Iona Snape (2), Mikala Tucker, Own Goal)
The Mariners first grade women got off to a strong start in their NPL2 Women’s campaign, recording a 6-1 triumph over Raiders at Ernie Smith Reserve.
Braces to Danielle Wise and Iona Snape were complemented by a strike from Mikala Tucker and an own goal, in amongst a strong team performance.
“It’s a great way to start the season, and a strong outing from all the girls across the board,” coach Dan Barrett said.
“We came out of the blocks well and executed our game plan, and we got the result with three goals in each half.”
The side now turn their attentions to round two, and a home clash against Western NSW at Pluim Park on Saturday.
Reserves: SD Raiders 0 def. by Central Coast Mariners 1 (Kate Duffy 88’)
U/17’s: SD Raiders 2 (Milica Aleksic, Rojin Polat) def. by Central Coast Mariners 4 (Sophie Holiday, Annabelle King, Starlie Leonard, Stephanie Luyt)
U/15’s: SD Raiders 0 def. by Central Coast Mariners 5 (Olivia Cartwright, Skye Parkes (2), Mackenzie Perry (2))
U/14’s: SD Raiders 1 (Isabella Sultan) def. Central Coast Mariners 0