Perth Glory
Central Coast Mariners
Hyundai A-League R1
nib Stadium
2016-10-08T11:00:00+00:00
Attendance
9,501

Mariners snatch point in six-goal stunner

Central Coast Mariners sensationally fought back from a three-goal half-time deficit to deny Perth Glory in a 3-3 thriller at nib Stadium on Saturday night.

The contest looked to be over at the break after Adam Taggart’s brace helped the hosts to a commanding lead, but Paul Okon’s side launched an extraordinary comeback in the new man’s first match in charge.

After Roy O’Donovan cut the deficit, Mariners goalkeeper Ivan Necevski made a pair of crucial saves to keep the away side in the hunt.

Central Coast continued to push forward in search of an unlikely result and got their reward with a fortuitous Liam Reddy own goal and a second for O’Donovan capping the incredible comeback.

GOALS

1-0 Glory: Taggart, 3’

Receiving a quick free-kick on the left, Spanish superstar Diego Castro curled a perfect cross onto the head of an unmarked Taggart who made no mistake.

Glory striker Adam Taggart celebrates one of his two goals against the Mariners.

2-0 Glory: Taggart 27’

Taggart darted away from Jacques Faty’s shoulder for a second time before coolly turning Marc Warren’s whipped delivery back across Ivan Necevski.

3-0 Glory: Castro, 35’

Faty was again the culprit as he impeded the path of Chris Harold in the area, allowing Castro to dispatch the third from the spot.

3-1 Mariners: O’Donovan, 56’

Trent Buhagiar raced onto Storm Roux’s pass and directed a smart ball across the face for O’Donovan to tap home.

3-2 Mariners: Reddy OG, 84’

Warren’s clearance from Kwabena Appiah’s first-time finish ricochets off the head of Liam Reddy and into the back of the net.

Connor Pain and Kwabena Appiah celebrate a Mariners goal.

3-3 Mariners: O’Donovan, 86’

Rhys Williams was adjudged to have pulled down O’Donovan off the ball, leaving the Irish striker to bury a firm equaliser from the spot.

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