Mixed results abroad for former Mariners


Former Central Coast Mariners players experienced mixed results for their overseas Clubs at the weekend.

Former Central Coast Mariners players experienced mixed results for their overseas Clubs at the weekend.

In Scotland, manager Neil Lennon introduced Tom Rogic in the 83rd minute of Celtic-s clash away to Dundee United. Although he was only on the pitch for ten minutes, Rogic got to celebrate the only goal of the game as Anthony Stokes guided an 87th minute free-kick into the back of the net to earn a 1-0 win for the Hoops.

Elsewhere in the United Kingdom, Mile Jedinak captained Crystal Palace to their first win of the new Barclays Premier League season on Saturday. Jedinak-s Palace won 3-1 at Selhurst Park against Stoke City.

In Belgium, Mat Ryan played a full match as Club Brugge recorded a comfortable 2-1 win away to Waasland-Beveren. Juan Carlos Garrido-s men are third in the Belgian top flight and continue to put pressure on fellow high-flyers Standard Liege and Zulte-Waregem.

Oliver Bozanic-s FC Luzern outfit did not fair so well away to St. Gallen. Luzern lost 4-1 to drop to fifth in the Swiss Super League standings. Bozanic played the entirety of the fixture.

Elsewhere in continental Europe, Mustafa Amini was an unused substitute as BVB Borussia Dortmund II lost 2-0 away to Chemnitzer FC. Dortmund-s second side – unlike their first team counterparts – are struggling in their league and currently occupy 16th position.

In Asia, Alex Wilkinson played a full game as Jeonbuk Hyundai won 2-0 at home over Incheon United. Jeonbuk have qualified for the K-League Classic-s Championship Round.

Meanwhile, Rostyn Griffiths came on in the 49th minute as Guangzhou R&F drew 0-0 at home to Jiangsu Sainty on Friday. Griffiths- Guangzhou are currently fifth in the 16 team Chinese Super League.

On-loan Mariners striker Daniel McBreen and former Central Coast attacker Bernie Ibini did not play at the weekend. Shanghai SIPG-s next Chinese Super League fixture is on Sunday 15 September against mid-table rivals Hangzhou Greentown.

Jedinak, Ryan, Rogic, and current Central Coast Mariners ace Mitchell Duke are now in Brazil for Saturday morning’s (AEST) friendly against “The Seleção” at the Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha Stadium.

Upcoming Match Details
Brazil v Socceroos
Saturday 7 September 2013
Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha Stadium, Brasilia, Brazil
Kick-off: 4.15pm local (5:15am AEST)
Time Zone
BRT: Brasilia Time (UTC – 3)
AEST: Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC + 10)

Current FIFA World Rankings (as at 8 August 2013)
Brazil – 9th
Australia – 46th