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The coach of the reigning champions made no secret of his displeasure at the fact his team were not awarded a spot kick on Saturday evening

Central Coast Mariners coach Phil Moss has slammed the match officials for denying his team a clear penalty in their 3-1 loss to Melbourne Victory on Saturday.

Trailing 2-1 at the time in Gosford, Mariners forward Mile Sterjovski was brought down by Victory defender Pablo Contreras just inside the penalty area but referee Matthew Gillett only saw fit to award a free-kick.

The subsequent dead-ball situation nearly produced a goal from new signing Eddy Bosnar, but the frustration of Moss was clear in the post-match media conference.

"100 percent penalty, there is no grey areas - it's a penalty box marked by white lines and it wasn't given," he said.

"The foul was definitely inside the box, so that's disappointing.

"They must have thought it was outside not to give it (as a penalty)."

Moss confirmed that new South Korean recruit Kim Seung-Yong is fit to play away to Adelaide United in Round 19 once his international clearance is confirmed.

"He will certainly come into strong contention next week," he said.

"Whether we start him or bring him off the bench to introduce him to Australian football time will tell.

"I've bought him out her with a view to playing him at (number) ten, but I know he can play seven or eleven just as effectively, or as a second striker if we play go to two up front.

"I think he gives us real versatility in that top four."

Victory coach Kevin Muscat provided an update on Adrian Leijer, who came off the bench in the second half only to be kicked in the face by Matt Simon and forced off.

"At this stage it looks like a broken nose, so there is swelling and his vision is affected, he can't see properly," Muscat said.

"If he's is not training on Monday I'll be disappointed," he jokingly added.