Major delay as Mariners goal literally breaks

A truly bizarre scene at Bluetongue Stadium

After conceding 20 goals from just nine games this season, the Central Coast Mariners' goal posts seemingly had enough against Perth Glory.

With Andy Keogh putting Perth ahead inside three minutes, Glory defender Tomislav Mrcela would head home another in the 12th minute only to be denied by the offside flag. 

The six-foot tall defender would end up running into the Mariners netting after his header and snapped the right goal post in the process.

As the Mariners goal literally crumbled, groundsmen scrambled to fix it with play ultimately stopped as both posts needed to be replaced.

During the long delay, both teams attempted to keep warm with improvised drills and ended up heading into the sheds as the delay went on.

After close to 45 minutes, temporary goal posts were eventually installed and play resumed with Glory leading 1-0. 

Safe to say, social media had a field day as fans attempted to wrap their head around what happened.

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