Pluim Park to play host to men’s and boy’s Mariners Academy

The Mariners academy is back this weekend, with the junior boys kicking off while the men’s sides look to get back to winning ways. 

Junior Boys

The Mariners junior boy’s academy is back for their first round of the 2023 season, having kicked off their campaigns against Sydney Olympic on Saturday at Pluim Park. 

The teams ranging from under 13’s to under 18’s have had a successful pre-season, looking to have a positive 2023 campaign across the different divisions. 

Under 20’s vs Sutherland Sharks 

The Central Coast Mariners under 20’s side is looking to bounce back from a tough match last weekend, going down 4-2 to Bulls FC Academy. 

After a difficult first half the side bounced back late to pull the score back to 4-2, with the team looking to take that late momentum into this weekend’s match. 

They face off against Sutherland Sharks FC at Pluim Park at 1pm on Sunday afternoon, being led by a coaching staff consisting of Lucas Vilela, Andy Bernal and Matt Simon. 

Sutherland currently sit in 12th place on two points, having collected draws against Sydney Olympic and Wollongong this season. 

The Mariners on the other hand are in 7th, looking to push further up the ladder by the end of this weekend. 

First grade vs Sutherland Sharks 

Our first-grade men’s side are looking to collect their first three points of the year this weekend, as they also come up against Sutherland Sharks at Pluim Park with kick off scheduled for 3pm. 

After a tough first round loss to Western Sydney Wanderers the team bounced back against Bulls FC Academy, looking the better of the two sides in the first half as they went into the break with a 1-0 lead. 

A tough second 45 minutes saw the match end as a 1-all draw, with the team picking up their first points of the campaign. 

That result lifted us up to 12th place on the ladder, with a new coaching staff consisting of Lucas Vilela, Andy Bernal and Matt Simon looking to help continue our push up the league. 

We face off against Sutherland Sharks FC tomorrow, who have had a tough start themselves to their 2023 campaign. 

3-0 losses to both Wollongong and Sydney Olympic see them planted to the bottom of the ladder as one of only two sides without a point this season.

The Sydney side will be keen to bounce back this weekend, eager to collect a result away from home.