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89'
M. Simon
Penalty Miss
89'
E. Galeković
Penalty Save
89'
M. Simon
Goal
Yellow Card
79'
M. Shabow
A. Hoole
76'
M. McGlinchey
T. Hiariej
74'
R. Najjarine
L. Brattan
67'
F. Berenguer
R. McGree
54'
J. Murray
T. Oar
53'
T. Oar
Yellow Card
51'
J. Aspropotamitis
Yellow Card
45' + 2'
A. O'Neill
Yellow Card
40'
R. De Laet
Yellow Card
32'
C. Pain
Goal
22'
L. Wales
O. Malik
Kick Off
3
3
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
4
8
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 4
Total Passes 289 487

Commentary

FULL TIME - It's all over! The losing streak is over! The Central Coast Mariners have recorded their first win of the season tonight after defeating Melbourne City 2-1. City threw everything at them in the second half but their lack of firepower told with Matt Simon's late goal securing a morale boosting win for the Mariners. 
90' + 5' Another ball is crossed into the box with de Laet's header rolling out for a goal kick. 
90' + 4' Najjarine has it on the left of the box and instead of cross it he elects to shoot and it's straight at Kennedy. 
90' + 3' Berenguer sends it deep but Griffiths can't do anything with it there. 
90' + 2' The corner is quickly taken then sent out for another corner. 
90' + 2' Najjarine gets it into the box where Berenguer's header is well saved by Kennedy. 
90' + 1' The corner is taken short and City have regained possession. 
90' + 1' We are inside the first of five minutes of stoppage time. 
90' The Mariners have a corner and that will run down the clock a little bit. 
M. Simon
Penalty Miss
Central Coast Mariners
89' Penalty Miss Matt Simon
E. Galeković
Penalty Save
Melbourne City
89' Penalty Save Eugene Galeković
M. Simon
Goal
Central Coast Mariners
89' Goal Matt Simon
89' GOAL MARINERS - Simon has the penalty saved by Galekovic but the rebound goes back to him and he tucks it away. The Mariners lead 2-1 and this looks like their first win of the season. 
87' PENALTY MARINERS - Griffiths brings Simon down in the box and the referee points to the spot. Mariners have the chance to take a late dramatic lead. 
85' The free kick is taken by Berenguer but this time he shoots off target. 
84' de Laet is taken down just outside the box and City have the free kick in a very dangerous position. 
83' A golden opportunity for the Mariners here but Simon is offside. 
83' Both teams are chasing the game here as it draws to its conclusion. 
Yellow Card
81' YELLOW CARD - Berenguer is shown the yellow card for his foul on Melling. 
80' The corner is sent in towards Griffiths who heads over. 
M. Shabow
A. Hoole
Central Coast Mariners
79' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - The Mariners make another change with Hoole replaced by Shabow. 
79' Wales gets it in towards Berenguer who shoots, but it takes a deflection for a corner. 
77' GOAL CITY -  Berenguer sends the corner in to the near post and it's Lachy Wales who rises above the defence and heads it past Kennedy to equalise for Melbourne City against his former side. It's 1-1. 
77' de Laet gets in behind the defence but it's a good block by Aspropotamitis to concede the corner.
M. McGlinchey
T. Hiariej
Central Coast Mariners
76' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - Hiariej makes way for McGlinchey with the Mariners making their second change. 
R. Najjarine
L. Brattan
Melbourne City
74' SUBSTITUTION CITY - Brattan comes off and is replaced by Najjarine. 
73' Mariners have caught them out on the counter here with Murray one out on Galekovic, but he can't direct the shot on target from point blank range. 
72' Melbourne City's look for an answer in the forward half of the pitch may intensify with them unable to score against a team that has conceded 32 goals already this season. 
71' Atkinson with the cross that ended up being a shot that is just over the cross bar. 
70' A close call for the Mariners with Galekovic saving it on the line and keeping it just inside play. VAR was called in and the decision was upheld to not pay the goal. 
68' Brattan shoots from a long way out but it's blocked and deflected away. 
F. Berenguer
R. McGree
Melbourne City
67' SUBSTITUTION CITY - Riley McGree is replaced by Florin Berenguer.
67' Jamieson with an attempted cross that was a little bit off. A long way off actually with the ball clearing the scoreboard and onto the road. 
67' Atkinson goes to the back post looking for de Laet but the under pressure Mariners defence continues to soak up the pressure. 
66' The Mariners just can't keep the ball at the moment. 
66' The corner is dealt with by the Mariners defence but it will come in again. 
65' Griffiths shoots from a long way out and it's a great save by Kennedy who palms it out for a corner. 
65' Brattan chests it down in the box but McGing comes across to block his shot. 
64' The corner is sent in once again with some aerial ping pong taking place. Another corner to City the end result. 
64' Jamieson sends the corner to the back post but there isn't anyone there. Baccus gets to it first and tries to send it in again but it's deflected for another corner. 
63' de Laet attempts to send it to the far post but it is deflected out for a corner. 
62' McGree with a dangerous ball to the far post but neither de Laet or Wales are there to finish it off. 
61' Almost a slip up by the City defence with Galekovic coming out and missing the ball, but thankfully for City Murray takes it over the line and it's out for a goal kick. 
59' The corner is taken short and McGree sends the ball in but the referee stops it due to offside when McGree got the ball back. Elementary mistakes being made by City at the moment. 
59' City win the corner after the cross by Atkinson is deflected out. 
58' City are trying to plot their way through but their well documented problems up in the final third of the pitch continue. 
54' Brattan sends the free kick to the back post looking for Griffiths but he isn't anywhere near it. 
J. Murray
T. Oar
Central Coast Mariners
54' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - The Mariners make their first change with Tommy Oar coming off with hamstring tightness. He is replaced by Jordan Murray. 
T. Oar
Yellow Card
Central Coast Mariners
53' YELLOW CARD - Oar brings down Brattan and he is shown the yellow card. 
52' Brattan takes the free kick and sends it straight into the wall. The rebound comes back to him and again he strikes it into the wall with McGing copping it on both occasions. 
J. Aspropotamitis
Yellow Card
Central Coast Mariners
51' YELLOW CARD - Jonathan Aspropotamitis is shown the yellow card for pulling on the shirt of de Laet. 
50' Atkinson and Wales have their lines cross with Wales passing forward and Atkinson staying behind him. 
49' The free kick by the Mariners is sent into the box where Millar heads over. 
47' Atkinson gives the ball away down the right and the Mariners pounce, but the cross into the box is cleared by the City defence. 
45' The second half is underway. 
HALF TIME - We have a boilover on our hands at half-time with the Mariners leading 1-0 thanks to Connor Pain's goal which separates the two teams. 
45' + 3' Brattan sends it into the box where Griffiths rises and heads over Aspropotamitis but he lacks the power to beat Kennedy. 
A. O'Neill
Yellow Card
Central Coast Mariners
45' + 2' YELLOW CARD - O'Neill is shown the yellow card for his foul on Wales. 
45' + 1' There will be three minutes of stoppage time. 
45' Jamieson sends the free kick into the box where Good makes a strong connection but he is off target and misses to the left. 
42' Atkinson finds Griffiths inside the box but his shot is high and wide and not even close to forcing a save from Kennedy. 
R. De Laet
Yellow Card
Melbourne City
40' YELLOW CARD - Ritchie De Laet has been booked for simulation in the box. 
38' The Mariners have done well to this stage to be in front with half-time within striking distance. 
36' Jamieson shoots from outside the box but he shoots wide. 
34' Oar tries to strike it on the volley from inside the box but his shot is closer to the famous sauce bottles than it is the goal. 
C. Pain
Goal
Central Coast Mariners
32' GOAL MARINERS - Millar slips past Jamieson before sliding it across Pain who finishes brilliantly. Galekovic had no chance there! Mariners lead 1-0. 
31' Mariners counter with Oar sending the cross in, but it takes a deflection and it's easy for Galekovic. 
30' The corner is taken short before McGree sends it in and it's kicked back over his head for antother City throw in. 
30' Brattan plays it onto Wales but his attempted shot is deflected out for a corner. 
29' It has been a stop start affair with the chances few and far between for both sides. 
26' McGree's ball through to Jamieson is too heavy and it rolls out for a goal kick. 
25' Brattan has been very busy for City tonight. 
L. Wales
O. Malik
Melbourne City
22' SUBSTITUTION CITY - Osama Malik cannot continue and he is replaced by former Mariner Lachlan Wales.
20' Play is stopped to allow Malik to receive treatment. 
20' Malik still appears to be struggling after copping the knee from Melling earlier. 
19' Oar plays it on for Simon but he can't get to it before Galekovic does. 
18' Not much noise coming from the crowd at the moment. It must be said it is a small crowd in attendance for this midweek game. 
15' Melling brings down Malik who limps away as he tries to recover. 
12' Brattan shoots from distance, but his effort is over for a goal kick. 
10' The City defence are tested but Schenkeveld gets in the way and makes the clearance. 
10' The Mariners have a throw in which is almost like a corner given its proximity to the flag. 
10' City will equally be happy to see the return of Berenguer on the bench. 
7' The Mariners will be glad to see Aspropotamitis in the starting line up tonight. 
4' Simon with a chance from close range but he misses the header to the right of the post. 
3' It has been an even start to the match. 
1' We are off and underway with Melbourne City kicking off. 
Melbourne City (4-2-3-1): Galekovic (GK); Jamieson, Good, Schenkeveld, Atkinson; Baccus, Malik; McGree, Griffiths, Brattan; de Laet. Subs: Delianov (GK), Wales, Berenguer, La Rocca, Najjarine. 
Central Coast (4-3-3): Kennedy (GK); Pain, Aspropotamitis, McGing, Millar; O'Neill, Hiariej, Melling; Oar, Simon, Hoole. Subs: Pearce (GK), Clisby, McGlinchy, Shabow, Murray.
Time to check the line ups.
Melbourne City have won 7 out of their 12 matches and they are in fourth position. They are expected to do the job here tonight even with their makeshift attack. 
The Mariners are on the bottom of the ladder and they have not won in their 12 matches to date. They have just two draws to show for their season to date. 
Good evening and welcome to Central Coast Stadium for tonight's clash between the Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne City. 
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