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Key Events

83'
R. Strain
C. Goodwin
72'
N. Mileusnic
A. Stamatelopoulos
72'
M. Millar
M. McGlinchey
65'
R. Kitto
K. Ilsø
62'
C. Pain
R. McCormack
61'
M. Simon
Yellow Card
56'
C. Goodwin
Goal
55'
A. O'Neill
Yellow Card
46'
A. Hoole
T. Hiariej
37'
A. Stamatelopoulos
Yellow Card
16'
A. Stamatelopoulos
Goal
9'
C. Goodwin
Goal
Kick Off
3
2
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
5
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 6
Total Passes 426 420

Commentary

FULL TIME - It's all over here with Adelaide United maintaining their unbeaten record in comprehensively defeating the Central Coast Mariners 3-0. The Mariners had a bad day in the office but given it's only Round 3, they have plenty of time to make amends. 
90' + 3' This win will take Adelaide up to third on the ladder with the top three the only three teams not to have lost a match yet this season. 
90' + 1' There will be four minutes of stoppage time. 
89' Halloran to Kitto who has the whole goal to aim at but Rowles throws his body in desperately to smother the shot. 
88' The home band play 'The Final Countdown' with the end to this match not coming soon enough for Mariners supporters, some of which have left the stadium early. 
85' Jack Clisby will remember his 100th match for all the wrong reasons with the Mariners just not doing the job today. 
R. Strain
C. Goodwin
Adelaide United
83' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Craig Goodwin comes off after dominating the middle of the pitch today. He is replaced by Ryan Strain.
82' Clisby gets it on to Oar in the box but he drags it across the face of goal for a goal kick. 
80' Matt Simon is skating on thin ice after leading with his elbow in a contest. He is lucky not to have received a second yellow card. 
78' O'Neill tries one from distance but it's well over. 
75' The Mariners have to find some positives in these last fifteen minutes. 
N. Mileusnic
A. Stamatelopoulos
Adelaide United
72' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Apostolos Stamatelopoulos comes off after a very good shift and he is replaced by Nikola Mileusnic.
M. Millar
M. McGlinchey
Central Coast Mariners
72' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - The homes side clear their bench with Michael McGlinchey replaced by former Melbourne City player Matthew Millar.
70' Adelaide are certainties here to register their first win of the season. 
68' Halloran wins the corner but it doesn't lead to Adelaide's fourth goal. 
66' Kitto is one out with Kennedy but he shoots it straight at the Keeper. 
R. Kitto
K. Ilsø
Adelaide United
65' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Ken Ilsø comes off for Ryan Kitto.
C. Pain
R. McCormack
Central Coast Mariners
62' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - The ineffective Ross McCormack comes off and he is replaced by Connor Pain.
M. Simon
Yellow Card
Central Coast Mariners
61' YELLOW CARD - The two words yellow card and the name Matt Simon are like a horse and carriage. They feature together once again with the Mariners captain letting frustration get the better of him. 
60' Simon with a chance at the far post with Elsey's arm seemingly in contact with the ball and keeping it out of the goal, but only a corner is paid. 
58' There is no way back for the Mariners here. The rest of the match could well be about damage control. 
C. Goodwin
Goal
Adelaide United
56' GOAL ADELAIDE - Goodwin sends the free kick in and Kennedy looks to have it covered until he drops it and the ball slips through his hands and into the back of the net. What a howler by Kennedy! Goodwin has another brace with Adelaide United leading 3-0. 
A. O'Neill
Yellow Card
Central Coast Mariners
55' YELLOW CARD - Aiden O'Neill is booked for a clumsy challenge and Adelaide have the free kick just outside of the box. No prizes are on offer for guessing who will take the free kick. 
53' The Mariners need to strike early in this second half to get back into the game. 
50' The second corner is sent in towards the near post but this time the Adelaide defence takes care of business. 
50' The corner is sent to the far post where some friendly fire between two Adelaide defenders sees one receive a falcon and concede the corner. 
48' The Mariners have won the corner.
A. Hoole
T. Hiariej
Central Coast Mariners
46' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - The Mariners have made a change with Tom Hiariej being sacrificed for Andrew Hoole.
45' The second half is underway. 
HALF TIME - A very good start by Adelaide United with the Goodwin and Stamatelopoulos combination working together for two goals in the opening 16 minutes. They looked like they were good for a third but it wasn't to be with Adelaide United leading 2-0 at half-time. Mr Mulvey might have to be at his inspiring best in the Central Coast Mariners change rooms. 
45' There will be two minutes of first half stoppage time. 
44' The band starts to fire up again with the Mariners enjoying a good period in the game. 
42' O'Neill finds Simon in the box but Simon turns his header just wide of the post. 
40' Goodwin with a good turn and touch but Cisse is there to make the block. 
39' Adelaide counter once again but this time Goodwin is found to be offside. 
38' The Mariners have the corner that eventually finds its way to the far post where Cisse blazes high and wide. 
A. Stamatelopoulos
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
37' YELLOW CARD - Apostolos Stamatelopoulos has had a mixed bag today with him picking up the yellow card for a challenge on Hiariej. 
35' The Mariners move forward but Simon is caught offside again. 
34' Just in case you are all wondering, yes, Ross McCormack is playing. He just has not yet been involved in the match. 
31' The free kick taken by Clisby is sent straight at Izzo who makes a comfortable save. 
30' The Mariners have been paid the free kick just outside the box for handball. 
30' The Mariners have another corner but it has been dealt with by the Adelaide defence. 
26' Adelaide continues to dominate possession. 
24' Goodwin with a dangerous ball in but Golec is there to flick it out for a throw in. 
21' The Mariners defence really needs to steady here because they are in real danger of going three goals down. 
19' Goodwin receives from Galloway before backheeling it back to him. Galloway takes a shot but it's just over the cross bar. 
18' McGlinchey sends the corner in and it's cleared by the hesitant Adelaide defence. 
18' Jakobsen concedes the corner with the Mariners looking to get back into the game. 
18' It has been a terrible start to the game by the home side. 
A. Stamatelopoulos
Goal
Adelaide United
16' GOAL ADELAIDE - It is looking rather easy for Adelaide United as Goodwin draws Kennedy before laying it across to Stamatelopoulos who finds the back of the net. The provider turns scorer and the scorer turns provider! Adelaide United leads 2-0. 
14' What is a Central Coast Mariners game without hearing the sounds of the band? They have just started playing their first tune and it's 'Don't Stop Believing" first up. 
13' A heavy touch by Hiariej throws the Mariners defence into chaos mode before Halloran's pass is charged down and out for a throw in. 
11' Goodwin's goal is timely given Socceroos coach Graham Arnold is in the house to watch the match. 
C. Goodwin
Goal
Adelaide United
9' GOAL ADELAIDE - Stamatelopoulos with a stunning ballinto the box for Goodwin who glances it past Kennedy for the first goal of the match. Goodwin is on fire! Adelaide United leads 1-0. 
7' Simon is through with excellent control, however, he is in an offside position. 
5' Brisbane down the other end are attacking but once again the Keeper, this time Izzo, reads it well and rushes out to clear the danger. 
4' Isaias puts it through for Halloran but Kennedy rushes out and gets there first. 
3' Central Coast Stadium is bathed in sunshine this afternoon with the match to be played in pleasant conditions aside from the usual wind. 
1' We are off and underway. 
Adelaide United (4-5-1): Izzo (GK); Galloway, Jakobsen, Elsey, Marrone; Goodwin, Isaias, Ilso, Konstandopoulos, Halloran; Stamatelopoulos. Subs: Richards (GK), Regan, Kitto, Strain, Mileusnic. 
Central Coast Mariners (4-4-2): Kennedy (GK); Rowles, Cisse, Golec, Clisby; McGlinchey, O'Neill. Hiariej, Oar; McCormack, Simon. Subs: Pearce (GK), Melling, Pain, Millar, Hoole. 
Here are today's teams. 
Central Coast keeper Ben Kennedy has made the most saves in the A-League prior to this round with 9. He is hoping for a more quiet day today. 
The Mariners need to lift as they are winless in their last 8 matches, conceding an average 3 goals. No better place to turn that around than home. 
Adelaide United have won 7 of their last 10 matches against the Mariners including being undefeated in their last four games. 
Both sides have had an identical start to the season with two draws. That trend will end if either side wins today. 
Good afternoon and welcome to Central Coast Stadium for this afternoon's clash between the Central Coast Mariners and Adelaide United. 
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