NYL: Mariners Youth down junior Sky Blues


CENTRAL Coast Mariners Youth defeated Sydney FC Youth 4-2 in round 3 of the National Youth League played in Tuggerah on Sunday.

CENTRAL Coast Mariners Youth defeated Sydney FC Youth 4-2 in round 3 of the National Youth League played in Tuggerah on Sunday.

A classy brace by senior striker Adam Kwasnik combined with Oliver Bozanic-s opener and an own goal from junior Sky Blues defender Aaron Calver ensured John McLafferty-s men continued their perfect start to the 2012/13 NYL campaign.

Sydney-s goals came via a double to skipper Peter Triantis.

It took Mariners Youth just three minutes to take the lead. Bozanic unleashed a sweet low foot drive from just inside the box that gave Sydney custodian Anthony Bouzanis no chance.

McLafferty-s boys extended their advantage 25 minutes in. Adriano Pellegrino-s in-swinging corner was met purposefully by Kwasnik and the marksman made no mistake in heading home from the edge of the six-yard box.

Brian Dene-s team got a goal back less than 60 second later. Captain Triantis fired a strong drive past Luke Turnbull to bring his side back into the contest.

Mariners Youth restored their two goal buffer just moments before half-time when Calver inadvertently directed the ball into the back of his own net following strong Mariners play down the right.

And McLafferty-s men were 4-1 up when Kwasnik scored his second on 56 minutes. Combining with midfielder Anthony Caceres who was making his competitive return from injury, Kwasnik skipped through the heart of the junior Sky Blues defence before sliding a neat finish past Bouzanis.

Sydney scored another from 12 yards through Triantis after referee Adrian Arndt pointed to the spot following Aaron Peterson-s foul just inside the area on 71 minutes.

But Triantis- second proved to be the last goalscoring moment of the match as the baby Mariners ran away with a deserved victory at the Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence.

Central Coast Mariners Youth 4 (Bozanic 3-, Kwasnik 25-, 56-, Calver (OG) 43-)
Sydney FC Youth 2 (Triantis 26-, 71- (pen))
Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah

Central Coast Mariners: 1. Luke Turnbull (Gk), 2. Nikola Stanojevic (c) (10. Dillon Vorster 60-), 4. Kieren Paull, 7. Adam Jenner, 8. Adriano Pellegrino, 9. Aaron Peterson, 11. Olver Bozanic, 12. Patrick Dixon (6. Daniel Bragg 58-), 15. Brad McDonald, 17. Anthony Caceres (3. Louis Bozanic 60-), 18. Adam Kwasnik

Subs not used: 20. David Bradasevic (Gk)

Yellow cards: Nil

Red cards: Nil

Sydney FC Youth: 20. Anthony Bouzanis (Gk), 2. Keifer Dotti, 3. Aaron Calver, 4. Roberto Speranza (6. Christian Calderan 60-), 7. Joshua McDonald, 8. Peter Triantis (c), 10. Christopher Naumoff, 11. Tom Slater (15. Luke Clifford 60-), 12. Lukas Stergiou, 16. Alec Urosevki, 17. Theo Kofinas (14. Luke Jenner 60-)

Subs not used: 1. Ryan Norval (Gk)

Yellow cards: Nil

Red cards: Nil

Referee: Adrian Arndt