Pre-Season Preview vs. Wellington Phoenix


On Tuesday night, the Central Coast Mariners host Wellington Phoenix in a pre-season clash at Pluim Park. Kick-off is 7pm and Mariners Members enter FREE!

Every Mariners Member who has renewed their Hyundai A-League Membership for the 2017/18 season, will be granted complimentary access to the match. Members should check their inbox for a proof of purchase that will act as a ticket on the night. If you have renewed your Membership and have not received an e-mail from the club, please contact us via or phone during business hours on 4353 7200.

If you haven’t had the chance to renew your Mariners Membership, CLICK HERE to renew now!

With the Hyundai A-League season less than a month away, this will likely be your last chance to see Paul Okon’s new-look Mariners in action before October 7’s #F3Derby at Central Coast Stadium.

Football fans who are not Mariners Members will be able to access the match with an adult ticket costing $10 and a junior ticket costing $5. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets.

Hear from the Head Coach

“All of the players have settled in really quickly,” Okon said. “That has a lot to do with the dressing-room. It’s a very welcoming one which has been the case at the Mariners for a number of years due to the great culture here.

“We do understand that when new players come in, especially foreign players, it does take a little bit of time to settle but we’re quite happy with where we are at the moment.

“Wout Brama & Tom Hiariej give us experience, they have qualities on the ball and they really fit with the way we want to play. Asdrubal is nicknamed The Bull in Spain. He works extremely hard, technically he’s very good and has a great eye for goal.

“We still have some pre-season games left, starting on Tuesday night which will help us understand where we’re at. Pre-season games are crucial for preparation, it’s a long pre-season but it’s flown by really quickly.

“Going into the match with Phoenix we will look at the various loadings of players. At the moment, we are only missing Blake Powell through injury but everyone else is fit and healthy which is important as we get so close to the season.

“When we reviewed last season, we weren’t happy with the amount of goals we conceded or the nature in which they were conceded. We will be defensively better, we have been working hard on that. Fitness wise we will be a lot stronger than we were last season,” Okon said.

Mariners Pre-Season Wrap

It’s been an exciting pre-season for Mariners fans, with Paul Okon having the ability to build his own squad, adding 11 new faces to the club ahead of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 campaign.

Okon’s new recruits are fit, firing and ready for selection at Pluim Park which makes for a great opportunity to see the them in action before round one.

It’s been a successful pre-season for the Mariners so far having played 7 games where the Yellow & Navy have scored 16 goals and conceded only 6. During the 7 games, the Mariners have held 5 clean sheets.

The danger man for the Mariners has been Andrew Hoole, who has bagged 7 goals, including a strike against his old club the Newcastle Jets in a behind closed doors friendly. Our results are as follows:

  • Central Coast All Stars: 6-0 WIN
  • Hakoah Sydney City East FC: 1-0 WIN
  • Australia U23’s: 0-0 DRAW
  • Newcastle Jets: 2-0 WIN
  • Blacktown City: 3-2 LOSS
  • Melbourne City: 3-2 LOSS
  • China U’22’s: 3-0 WN

Team News

The Central Coast Mariners have added 11 new faces to their ranks this season whilst Wellington boast seven new recruits.

Dutch midfielder, Wout Brama and Spanish Striker Asdrubal kicked off their Mariners campaigns in the best possible fashion with Asdrubal scoring against the China U22’s in his first 30 minutes for his new club.

In Brama’s second pre-season match, the former Utrecht midfielder bagged a goal from distance to open his account in Yellow & Navy.

Central Coast Mariners new recruits: Tom Hiariej (FC Groningen), Alan Baro (Melbourne Victory), Antony Golec (Bucheon FC 1995), Daniel De Silva (Roda JC), Wout Brama (FC Utrecht), Asdrubal (Las Palmas), Andrew Hoole (Newcastle Jets), Ben Kennedy (Newcastle Jets), Kye Rowles (Brisbane Roar), Josh Rose (Melbourne City), Tom Glover (Tottenham Hotspur)

Wellington Phoenix new recruits: Dario Vidosic (Seongnam), Andrija Kaludjerovic (Port), Scott Galloway (Mariners), Goran Paracki (Istra), Daniel Mullen (Newcastle Jets), Ali Abbas (Pohang Steelers), Sarpreet Singh (promoted)

Match Details 
Venue:  Pluim Park, Lisarow
Date:  Tuesday, September 12
Gates Open:  6:00pm
Kick Off:  7:00pm
Entry Fee: Members enter FREE* – Tickets are available to the public (Adults $10, Juniors $5)

*Complimentary access will only be granted to those who have renewed their Hyundai A-League Membership for the 2017/18 Season. Members must use e-mail confirmation sent by the club to gain access to the venue.