Newcastle Jets hit eight past Central Coast Mariners in record-breaking clash

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An insane night in Gosford has seen the Jets sink the Mariners in embarrassing fashion

A new A-League record has been set for most goals in a match with Newcastle Jets annihilating Central Coast Mariners 8-2 in Gosford.

The Mariners who held the previous record for a 5-4 loss to Sydney FC, found themselves 3-0 behind within half hour after Joey Champness, Roy O'Donovan and Riley McGree all got their name on the score sheet.

With a wooden spoon staring them in the face should they lose, Central Coast would respond via Connor Pain before halftime.

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But the floodgates would well and truly open in the second 45 minutes with McGree, Lachlan Jackson and O'Donovan making it 6-1 before the 70th minute.

McGree would then complete a well-earned hat-trick, Trent Buhgiar would peg one back for the Mariners and Dimi Petratos completed the rout as Newcastle soared into the finals after a disappointing few weeks. 

The Mariners on the other hand, end a disappointing season with a wooden spoon and incoming coach Mike Mulvey certainly has plenty of work to do. 

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