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88'
J. O'Doherty
Yellow Card
86'
N. Topor-Stanley
Yellow Card
85'
J. Hoffman
Yellow Card
33'
L. Mauragis
A. Thurgate
0 - 2
27'
R. O'Donovan
A. Goodwin
0 - 1

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Possession
57% 42%
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 4
Total Passes 497 364
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Commentary

FULL TIME - Newcastle have come to Gosford and recorded their first win since February 21 with a 2-0 win over the Central Coast Mariners. The win gives the Jets hopes of avoiding the wooden spoon with two matches left to play whilst the Mariners may have to play for a result in their final match to qualify for the finals if other matches go against them during the week. 
B. Archbold
R. O'Donovan
90' + 2' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Roy O'Donovan has been replaced by Blake Archbold.
M. Millar
L. Mauragis
90' + 2' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Lucas Mauragis comes off for Matthew Millar.
90' There will be five minutes of stoppage time. 
J. O'Doherty
Yellow Card
88' YELLOW CARD - Jordan O'Doherty goes sliding in on Cassella and he too is shown the yellow card. 
N. Topor-Stanley
Yellow Card
86' YELLOW CARD - Nikolai Topor-Stanley is booked for his challenge on Lewis Miller. 
J. Hoffman
Yellow Card
85' YELLOW CARD - Jason Hoffman is booked for his challenge on Cassella. 
J. Smylie
M. Ureña
83' SUBSTITION MARINERS - Marcos Ureña comes off for Jordan Smylie.
82' The Jets are looking composed in the back and they are not looking like surrendering. 
79' The Mariners are going to turn to their bench for one last roll of the dice. 
76' The Mariners fans are beginning to cheer loudly as they try to lift their team. 
73' Time is beginning to run out for the Mariners who need two goals to guarantee a finals appearance. 
71' Miller with another chance but he drags his shot wide. 
68' The Mariners have the corner and it's worked out to Miller who strikes one of the sauce bottles. 
M. Janota
O. Bozanić
65' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - Oliver Bozanić makes way for Michal Janota.
J. Casella
J. Nisbet
65' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - Joshua Nisbet comes off for Jaden Casella.
G. Stensness
Yellow Card
62' YELLOW CARD - Gianni Stensness is booked for his foul on Thurgate. 
62' The Mariners are enjoying more time with the ball in their forward half but that final cross into the box has let them down tonight. 
L. Mauragis
Yellow Card
60' YELLOW CARD - Lucas Mauragis is in the book for his crunching tackle on Lewis Miller
V. Yuel
A. Goodwin
59' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Archie Goodwin comes off and is replaced by Valentino Yuel.
57' The Newcastle back three are looking solid and not looking like they are going to crack.
54' Bouman shoots from 30 yards out but his shot is well wide of the target.
51' There haven't been any major chances yet but the Mariners are looking more composed with more time in their forward half.
Ali Abbas
J. Koutroumbis
49' SUBSTITUTION JETS - John Koutroumbis has been replaced by  Ali Abbas.
48' After a niggle in the first half John Koutrombis is coming off after further pain to his leg.
L. Miller
S. Nigro
46' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - Stefan Nigro comes off and he's been replaced by Lewis Miller.
A. Kuol
M. Simon
46' SUBSTITUTION MARINERS - Matt Simon comes off for Alou Kuol.
46' The Mariners have gone to their bench making two half-time substitutions.
45' The second half is off and underway with Jets kicking off. 
HALF TIME - The boilover is a real chance here at half-time with Newcastle leading 2-0 at the break. In all fairness it's a well deserved lead for the Jets who are looking to avoid the wooden spoon. 
45' There will be two minutes of stoppage time. 
44' Clisby tries one from distance but it's saved by Duncan. 
41' The Mariners need to find a way back into this match and there would be no better way than to score late in the first half. 
38' Urena passed it inside to Bouman whose shot hits the post before going in, but the flag goes up for offside. 
36' Mauragis sends in another Jets corner but it's headed straight at Birighitti. 
L. Mauragis
Goal
33' GOAL JETS - Thurgate with the attacking run and pass to Mauragis who sends it through Birighitti's legs and into the back of the net to give Newcastle a shock 2-0 lead. 
30' Newcastle are definitely playing the better of the two teams. 
R. O'Donovan
Goal
27' GOAL JETS - Goodwin makes an impact on his starting debut. The 16 year old slides it off to O'Donovan who shoots past Birighitti to put Newcastle 1-0 in front. 
25' This is a very entertaining game of football. 
23' Urena goes down in the box but the referee waves play on. 
20' The free kick is sent to Topor-Stanley who heads it straight to Birighitti.
19' Newcastle have the free kick in a dangerous position. 
18' Some fantastic end to end football at the moment. 
17' Simon sees Duncan off his line but the keeper is able to cover his ground and get back to save it. 
16' The corner is easily dealt with by the Jets. 
15' The Mariners have the corner after some good work by Urena. 
13' Jackson tries to work the ball through but Clisby read it well and clears. 
9' It has been a keen start on the part of both sides. 
7' Urena gets to the box but his shot is closed down by Duncan who makes a good save. 
5' Newcastle have the free kick to the right of the box. It's sent in with Boogaard trying to make contact with it but it goes out for a goal kick. 
1' Newcastle have the early corner but it's easily dealt with by the Mariners defence. 
1' We are off and underway. 
Newcastle (3-4-3): Duncan (GK); Topor-Stanley, Boogaard, Jackson; Mauragis, O'Doherty, Koutroumbis, Hoffman; Goodwin, Thurgate, O'Donovan. Subs: Italiano (GK), Archbold, Armson, Yuel, Abbas, Millar, K Petratos. 
Central Coast (4-4-2): Birighitti (GK); Clisby, Rowles, Hall, Nigro; Bouman, Stensness, Bozanic, Nisbet; Urena, Simon. Subs: Pearce (GK), Kuol, Smylie, Miller, Janota, Cassella, Hatch. 
The Mariners are looking to consolidate in third position with a win tonight. The Jets are four points behind Melbourne Victory and a win will give them a real chance of avoiding the wooden spoon. 
Good evening and welcome to Central Coast Stadium for tonight's match between Central Coast and Newcastle.