Central Coast Mariners
Newcastle Jets
Hyundai A-League R26
Central Coast Stadium
2017-04-09T07:00:00+00:00
Attendance
8,073

Mariners claim emotional F3 Derby triumph

Central Coast Mariners have heaped more misery on bitter rivals Newcastle Jets with a polished 2-0 win in Gosford on Sunday afternoon.

Goals either side of half-time from Nick Montgomery and Fabio Ferreira gave the Mariners their first win in seven meetings against the Jets, who slip back to last.

It was a tense opening between the competition’s bottom two sides until Montgomery settled the hosts’ nerves with a well-taken finish from the edge of the area.

Ferreira capped a slick counter-attack shortly after half-time to give Paul Okon’s side a deserved two-goal buffer.

Newcastle created numerous openings throughout the final 15 minutes but fired a blank for the fourth match in a row, meaning they’ll need a result away to Sydney FC next weekend to be a chance of avoiding the wooden spoon.

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GOALS

1-0 Mariners: Montgomery, 32’

The Central Coast captain provided the inspiration from the edge of the area, driving Connor Pain’s layoff into the bottom corner.

2-0 Mariners: Ferreira, 51’

From a Jets corner, the Mariners broke down the left through Connor Pain who squared for Ferreira to touch past Jack Duncan.

Fabio Ferreira.

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Sydney FC 27 20 4 3 64
Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 50
Melbourne City FC 27 13 4 10 43
Melbourne Victory 27 12 5 10 41
Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 39
Brisbane Roar FC 27 10 5 12 35
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 27 8 9 10 33
Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 32
Wellington Phoenix 27 5 6 16 21
Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 20