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90' + 5'
C. Ikonomidis
N. Kilkenny
3 - 2
A. O'Neill
2 - 2
S. Lowry
N. Kilkenny
2 - 1
T. Mrčela
Own Goal
1 - 1
C. Ikonomidis
J. Chianese
1 - 0

Match Stats

61% 39%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 3
Total Passes 596 380
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FULL TIME - It's all over and it's the Very, Very, Late Show here at nib Stadium with Perth Glory defeating the Central Coast Mariners 3-2 thanks to a 95th minute winner scored by Chris Ikonomidis. Perth Glory have started the season with four wins and a draw and are four points clear on top of the Hyundai A-League ladder. 
C. Ikonomidis
90' + 5' GOAL GLORY - Kilkenny crosses to Keogh who attempts the bicycle kick and misses. The ball comes out the back to Ikonomidis and he rattles the back of the net to score his second goal. More importantly he puts Perth Glory 3-2 in front!
90' + 4' Perth with a late corner but the Mariners defence are covering the ground and at least hoping to settle for one point. 
K. Cissé
Yellow 2nd/RC
90' + 3' RED CARD - Cisse slides in on Ikonomidis and he is shown his second yellow card. Referee Gillet checks his notebook and confirms this before pulling out the red card and sending him off. The Mariners are down to ten men!
J. Davidson
Yellow Card
90' + 3' YELLOW CARD - Murray is held by Davidson who is subsequently shown the yellow card. 
90' + 2' Simon crosses into the box looking for McCormack but Djulbic intercepts to clear. 
90' + 1' Franjic goes down in the box appealing for a penalty but he is ultimately ignored. 
90' + 1' There will be five minutes of stoppage time. 
90' Castro threads it through to Franjic who drags it across the face of goal and turns the ball over. 
89' Now the Mariners are putting some cheeky passes together late in the match. 
M. Simon
C. Pain
87' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - Connor Pain comes off for Matt Simon with the Mariners looking for a late strike. 
85' Perth are now seriously applying the pressure as they seek a late dramatic winner. 
83' The Mariners win the corner and Clisby sends it in deep, however Reddy is there to take control of the situation. 
Diego Castro
Yellow Card
82' YELLOW CARD - Castro is booked for his late challenge on O'Neill. 
J. Brimmer
B. Wilson
80' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - Brandon Wilson comes off for Jake Brimmer.
79' Melling heads off the field as he receives treatment with blood pouring down his face. 
J. Murray
M. Millar
78' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - An attacking change with Matthew Millar replaced by Jordan Murray.
76' Things are getting a little heated out there. 
Diego Castro
J. Chianese
74' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - Joel Chianese makes way for the return of the great Diego Castro.
72' The sight of Diego Castro warming up has sent the home fans into raptures. 
K. Cissé
Yellow Card
70' YELLOW CARD - Cisse is shown the yellow card for his challenge on Ikonomidis. 
S. Lowry
Yellow Card
69' YELLOW CARD - Shane Lowry is shown they yellow card for his challenge on Pain. 
67' We still have a quarter of the match to play and it could be anyone's points to claim. Can the Mariners bury their on the road run of bad form?
A. O'Neill
64' GOAL MARINERS - O'Neill with a first time strike from outside the box that slams inside the top right corner! What a way to bring up your first A-League goal! It's 2-2.  
M. McGlinchey
A. Hoole
61' Substitution Andrew Hoole Michael McGlinchey
S. Lowry
61' GOAL GLORY - A beautiful cross by Kilkenny sees Lowry get up high and unmarked with his header just inside the bottom left corner giving Kennedy absolutely no chance. Glory leads 2-1. 
60' Davidson sends the free kick into the box but the Mariners defence clear it temporarily. 
57' Ikonomidis shoots from the edge of the box but he just misses narrowly. 
55' Kilkenny sends the corner in but Rowles heads it clear. 
54' Clisby plays in Franjic who was looking for Chianese but he couldn't pick him out. 
52' Perth are beginnin to warm to the task once again. 
49' It has been an even start to the second half. 
D. Đulbić
A. Grant
46' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - A half-time change for Perth with Alexander Grant coming off for Dino Đulbić.
45' The second half is underway. 
HALF TIME - Perth scored early and were seemingly cruising until Mrcela turned it into his own net. That sets up the half-time scoreline of 1-1. 
45' There will be two minutes of stoppage time. 
44' The Mariners have certainly lifted their work rate since they have equalised. 
42' Ikonomidis has it in the box but his shot lacks the power to beat Kennedy. 
39' The home fans are stunned here with their team no longer leading a match they have so far dominated. 
T. Mrčela
Own Goal
36' OWN GOAL GLORY - The Mariners have equalised against the run of play! The ball is crossed into the box by Melling looking for McCormack. Mrcela who knew McCormack was behind stuck his leg at the ball and that left Reddy stranded! It's 1-1. 
35' Pain drifts into the box after Millar's fine ball but his shot is charged down by Reddy. Now that would definitely have been against the run of play. 
35' Possession in the last ten minutes has been 75% to the Glory. 
32' How Glory hasn't scored a second goal is anyone's guess because they are terrorising the Mariners defence. 
30' Kilkenny delivers to the near post but it's dealt with. 
30' Keogh turns and shoots, but his shot takes a deflection and goes out for a corner. 
28' Perth Glory continue to attack the Mariners defence who continue to be under enormous pressure. 
25' Ikonomidis looks for Keogh in the box but it is deflected out for a corner. The Mariners defence are working overtime here and are just able to clear the danger.
24' Hoole goes with the toe poke from a tight angle but Reddy has it covered. 
23' The cross into the box by Franjic finds Chianese but his header is off target. 
20' Tony Popovic is very vocal from his vantage point on the sideline. 
18' Chianese is once again behind the defence but once again he is offside.
17' The Mariners have the corner but it is easily cleared by the Glory defence who quickly launch a subsequent counter attack, but it all comes to nothing eventually. 
A. Keogh
Yellow Card
14' YELLOW CARD - Keogh is shown the yellow card for his challenge from behind on O'Neill. The card looked like a harsh call given Keogh got more of the ball. 
C. Ikonomidis
12' GOAL GLORY - Kilkenny wins back possession and he unleashes a beautiful pass off to Chianese who lays it across to Ikonomidis who then tucks it away past Kennedy to put Perth Glory 1-0 ahead. 
J. Melling
Yellow Card
11' YELLOW CARD - Melling slides into the back of Ikonomidis and is immediately shown the yellow card. 
10' Perth are beginning to get their grip on this game as we approach the ten minute mark. 
7' The ball is played long with Millar drifting forward, but the ball gets away from him. 
5' Kennedy looks to be okay and he is back up on his feet. 
4' Chianese gets in behind the defence with the offside flag coming up late. As all this happens Chianese collects Kennedy's face with his boot and he will need time to receive treatment. 
3' The Mariners have made a good positive start to the match. 
1' We are off and underway with the Mariners kicking off. 
Perth (3-4-3): Reddy (GK), Mrcela, Lowry, Grant; Franjic, Wilson, Kilkenny, Davidson; Chianese, Keogh, Ikonomidis. Subs: Velaphi (GK), Djulbic, Castro, Brimmer, Ferreira. 
Central Coast (3-4-3): Kennedy (GK); Rowles, Cisse, Golec; Millar, Melling, O'Neill, Clisby; Hoole, McCormack, Pain. Subs: Pearce (GK), McGing, McGlinchey, Simon, Murray. 
Time to check the line ups.
Its first vs last here with Perth flying at the start of the season and are the only unbeaten team in the A-League. They have won three and drawn once. The Mariners are at the bottom of the ladder with a two draw and two loss start to the season. 
Good afternoon and welcome to the final match of Round five. It's Perth Glory vs Central Coast Mariners.
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