Match Preview: Perth Glory vs Central Coast Mariners

After a hard fought 2-1 away win over Brisbane last Friday night, the Mariners travel west tonight to face off against Perth Glory in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s competition.

Currently sitting in second place on the ladder with a number of teams chasing close behind, an away win tonight will see the Mariners maintain their place near the top of the table.

Team News

Following a hard fought and well-earned victory over Brisbane last weekend, Mariners head coach Nick Montgomery has made two changes. 

Brazilian star Moresche returns after being out since the back end of last season with a serious knee injury, looking to make an immediate impact this weekend. He replaces Olayinka Sunmola in the squad. 

Brian Kaltak also returns from suspension, having missed out last weekend due to his controversial red card obtained against Sydney FC. 

The defender looks to slot straight back into the side, having been one of the best defenders in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s competition so far this season. Kaltak replaces Sasha Kuzevski, who drops out of the squad. 

Perth have made three inclusions into their squad, with Giordano Colli, Joseph Forde and Jacob Muir entering the 20-man side. 

Darryl Lachman drops out after receiving a red card against Melbourne City last weekend, with the defender the only exclusion from their round 16 side.  

Recent Form

The Mariners picked up an important win last weekend, moving us back up into second place on the Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s ladder. 

It had been a challenging few weeks prior to that, with the Central Coast dropping points in unfortunate and unlucky losses to Wellington and Sydney FC. 

The side still sit second on the most goals scored list, averaging over two per match this season. Our last five matches have seen two victories, two defeats and a solitary draw. 

Over the past month Perth have been the king’s of the 2-all draw, picking up three points from three of those results in their last five matches. 

These draws came against Sydney FC, Wellington and Newcastle, with their only win over their most recent five matches being a 3-1 triumph over Melbourne Victory. 

Perth currently sit in ninth place on the A-league Men’s ladder, only four points outside of the top six. 

Previous Meetings

The Central Coast Mariners come out on top in the head-to-head standings between the pair, having secured the three points on 23 occasions compared to the Glory’s 18. 

Matches played in Western Australia have been reasonably even, with the Mariners winning seven of the 24 games played.

These have all taken place at HBF Park, with tonight’s match to be the first between the two sides at Macedonia Park. 

The Mariners have been undefeated in Perth since late 2018, coming away with points in each of our last three matches. 

Perth were however able to secure the victory when we faced off at Industree Group Stadium in round three this season, recording a 2-1 win.


Perth Glory 

2.John KOUTROUMBIS, 3.Jacob DOWSE, 4.Luke BODNAR, 5.Mark BEEVERS, 7.Ryan WILLIAMS, 8.Mustafa AMINI (c), 13.Cameron COOK (gk),14.Jack CLISBY, 15.Jordan ELSEY, 16.Keegan JELACIC, 18.David WILLIAMS, 19.Zach DUNCAN, 20.Giordano COLLI, 21.Antonee BURKE-GILROY, 22.Adam TAGGART, 28.Trent OSTLER, 30.Pierce CLARK (gk), 36.Joseph FORDE, 37.Jacob MUIR, 43.Adam ZIMARINO

Ins: 20.Giordano COLLI, 36.Joseph FORDE, 37.Jacob MUIR

Outs: 29.Darryl LACHMAN

Unavailable: 1.Brad JONES (gk) (injured), 6.Aaron MCENEFF (injured), 10.Salim KHELIFI (injured),  24.Adrian SARDINERO (injured), 29.Darryl LACHMAN (suspended)

Central Coast Mariners 

3. Brian KALTAK, 4. Joshua NISBET, 5. James MCGARRY, 6. Maximilien BALARD, 7 Samuel SILVERA, 9. Jason CUMMINGS, 10. Matheus MORESCHE, 11. Beni NKOLOLO, 13. Harry STEELE, 14. Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 15. Storm ROUX, 18. Jacob FARRELL, 20 Danny VUKOVIC (gk) (c), 22. Cameron WINDUST, 23. Daniel HALL, 24. Yaren SOZER (gk), 25 Nectarios TRIANTIS, 28. James BAYLISS, 31. Christian THEOHAROUS, 98. Marco TULIO

Ins: 3. Brian KALTAK, 10. Matheus MORESCHE

Outs: 27. Sasha KUZEVSKI, 47. Olayinka Sunmola

Unavailable: 26. Bradley TAPP (injured)


Perth Glory vs Central Coast Mariners

Saturday, February 18th

Kick-off: 10:00pm AEDT

Macedonia Park, Perth

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on Paramount+