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Central Coast Mariners
A. Taggart (65)
C. Pain (4)
Brisbane Roar v Central Coast Mariners Live Commentary,
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FULL TIME - It's all over here at Suncorp Stadium. Brisbane Roar dominated play and had many chances but they will have to settle for a share of the spoils after coming from behind to finish level with the Central Coast Mariners at 1-1.
90' + 3'
Bautheac gets inside the box and crosses for Taggart but he sends it behind him.
There will be five minutes of stoppage time.
Bautheac with a chance inside the box but the shot lacked the venom to beat Kennedy.
Henrique is in the box and about to pull the trigger before an amazing tackle by Clisby saves the day. That will be the best tackle we will see all season!
SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Tommy Oar comes off for Jacob Melling.
Oar shoots across goal but Young is there to make a good save.
SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Alejandro López makes way for another fan favourite in Matt McKay.
The free kick is rather ordinary and a free kick is subsequently paid to Brisbane Roar.
Mariners have the set piece opportunity after the foul by Bautheac.
O'Neill looks to cross the ball in towards McCormack but Pepper intercepts and takes it out for a corner.
YELLOW CARD - Rowles is shown the yellow card for kicking the ball away and this time it will stand.
YELLOW CARD - O'Neill goes sliding in and is shown the yellow card.
SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - Goal scorer Connor Pain comes off and is replaced by debutant Jordan Murray.
The outcome of the VAR is that Mauk was offside with the penalty and yellow card to Rowles cancelled.
Taggart has been awarded a penalty after Rowles seemingly won the ball. Chris Beath may well be overruled here.
O'Neill shoots from inside the box but Young is happy to watch that one drift out of play for a goal kick.
This is a cracking match with end to end action. Who would have thought such an entertaining match would take place in the conditions?
Henrique shoots from the edge of the box but Kennedy is equal to the task.
SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - Matt Simon limps off and is replaced by Aiden O'Neill.
Cisse heads past Young but this one has been disallowed for offside. VAR confirms the decision.
YELLOW CARD - Connor O'Toole is the latest player to be shown the yellow card.
GOAL ROAR - Mauk passes to Taggart inside the box with Taggart turning shooting around the corner to score the equaliser. They won't take this one off him. We are back at 1-1. He has huffed and puffed and finally Adam Taggart has blown the house down!
Bautheac finds Taggart who slides it across Kennedy to rattle the back of the net but it has been ruled as offside after a VAR call.
SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Tobias Mikkelsen comes off for fan favourire Henrique.
Brisbane Roar deserve to be back on level terms here.
McCormack with the free kick from outside the box, but his radar is not quite on at the moment with the shot going well over.
YELLOW CARD - Pepper is shown the yellow card for his challenge on Pain which could have caused Connor a lot of pain.
McCormack gets an opportunity but he can't keep it down.
Lopez tries one from the edge of the box but he's off target.
Brisbane are really applying the pressure here.
The corner comes to Kennedy at the far post. It looks like it went out for another corner but the goal kick is the call.
Hingert tries one from distance but it just misses and takes a deflection on its way out for a corner.
Taggart with another opportunity and Kennedy pulls off a fine point blank save.
The second half is underway.
HALF TIME - The Mariners lead at the end of an action packed first half thanks to Connor Pain's goal. Mariners lead 1-0.
45' + 2'
We are into the second of four minutes of stoppage time.
45' + 2'
Bautheac to Mikkelsen who tees up Taggart and he misses another sitter!
Mauk flicks the pass onto Taggart but once again but Golec is there again to get it to Cisse who clears.
Play is stopped while Matt Simon receives treatment for an injury.
Before today, Connor Pain has been directly involved in four of the Mariners’ last six A-League goals, scoring three and providing one assist. Add one goal to that statistic.
Bautheac finds Lopez but he drags his shot across the face of goal.
Mikkelsen gets past Rowles but he cannot get past Cisse who has been very impressive thus far.
Lopez sends the free kick into the box but it's dealt with by Golec.
Bautheac tries to take on the whole world here and overdoes it after a tired cross goes nowhere.
Pain shoots from inside the box and it takes a deflection before hitting the woodwork! Pain went a hair away from opening his season with two goals!
Taggart with great movement once again but his finish is the major let down on this occasion. He really should have scored.
YELLOW CARD - Hiariej is booked for holding up the free kick from being taken.
YELLOW CARD - McGlinchey is shown the yellow card for his foul on Lopez.
Taggart is onside and in great position but his header flashes wide.
Taggart runs to the edge of the box and passes to Mauk who blazes away and misses by a fair margin.
Oar with a good run down the left but his cross is cleared by Pepper.
The latest corner goes to the far post and Papadopoulos but he can't bring it back into play.
Brisbane are applying the pressure at the moment with repeat corners.
Brisbane have the first corner of the match but the ball rebounds safely to Kennedy.
Bautheac to Taggart who tried to go inside Cisse but the Mali international has him covered.
Simon goes down in the box holding his head but there's nothing coming and there is no VAR action forthcoming.
Central Coast's defence are caught napping, however, Taggart is found to be offside.
The goal has certainly seen the game open up early.
Brisbane look to strike back immediately but Bautheac is caught offside.
GOAL MARINERS - Hiariej with a brilliant defence splitting pass from deep in defence to Connor Pain who is happy to carry it all the way to the box. His run is capped off with a brilliant finish to give the Central Coast Mariners a very early 1-0 lead.
Tommy Oar is up against his former team for the first time.
We are off and underway in Brisbane.
We will be back for kick off shortly.
Central Coast Mariners (4-2-3-1): Kennedy (GK); Clisby, Golec, Cisse, Rowles; Hiariej, McGlinchey; Pain, McCormack, Oar; Simon. Subs: Pearce (GK), McGing, Melling, Murray, O'Neill.
Brisbane Roar (4-2-3-1): Young (GK); O'Toole, Papadopoulos, Pepper, Hingert; Lopez, Kristensen; Bautheac, Mauk, Mikkelsen; Taggart. Subs: White (GK), Bowles, Nigro, Henrique, McKay.
There are plenty of new players on both team sheets. Here they are for your perusal.
Overall these sides have met 42 times with the Roar dominant winning on 24 occasions. The Mariners have only beaten the Brisbane Roar 7 times.
In a quirky stat the Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners were two of just four teams last season to not concede an own goal.
If recent history is anything to go by the Central Coast Mariners are up against it today. Brisbane Roar are undefeated in their last 12 games against Central Coast, winning ten of them, keeping six clean sheets in the process.
Good afternoon and welcome to Suncorp Stadium for today's clash between the Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners.