Central Coast Mariners flew south to Victoria on Friday afternoon ahead of the Club’s Hyundai A-League round 2 clash with Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park.
Central Coast Mariners flew south to Victoria on Friday afternoon ahead of the Club-s Hyundai A-League round 2 clash with Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park.
Before the Mariners left New South Wales, we caught up with boss Graham Arnold to gauge his thoughts ahead of the encounter.
“We know that we-re going to have to perform at a better level tomorrow against Melbourne Heart who have recruited quite well,” Arnold said. “Melbourne Heart at home are a very strong side and they have a good record at AAMI (Park). We-ve got to go down there with a strong mentality and be confident that we can do the job.”
Catch more of Arnold-s thoughts in the video below…
Melbourne Heart vs. Central Coast Mariners Match Facts:
• Melbourne Heart have won just one of their nine Hyundai A-League encounters with the Central Coast Mariners, losing seven and drawing once.
• The Mariners have kept clean sheets in five of their nine matches against Heart.
• Heart managed just one shot on target in their opening game against city rivals Melbourne Victory, the joint fewest with Newcastle Jets.
• On his competitive debut for Heart, Patrick Kisnorbo made 12 clearances – more than any other A-League player on Matchday 1.
• Graham Arnold-s side picked up 11 points from behind last season, while John Aloisi-s team were the only side who didn-t pick up any.
• Since the start of last season, Central Coast Mariners have kept more clean sheets than any other side (12).
Melbourne Heart vs. Central Coast Mariners – Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Round 2
Saturday 19 October, 2013
AAMI Park, Melbourne
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Watch: Live on Fox Sports 1 & 1HD
Listen: Live on ABC Grandstand & Coast FM