Mariners out to repay fans this weekend: Hoole

Winger Andrew Hoole admits the Central Coast Mariners will be out to repay their loyal supporters this weekend after a disappointing run of results in the Hyundai A-League.

The Mariners sit second bottom after winning just three matches for the season, with Paul Okon’s side now failing to record a victory in their past 11 matches.

Central Coast play host to bottom-placed Wellington on Friday night and Hoole conceded his side desperately need to claim maximum points.

“It’s great to be back at home because owe the fans,” Hoole said.

“We started off the season really well but results-wise it hasn’t been easy going in recent times.

“This week we are fully focused on three points and really giving our fans something to cheer about at Central Coast Stadium.”

Andrew Hoole


Central Coast come into the Phoenix clash following a disappointing 2-2 draw against a 10-man Adelaide United, with the Yellow and Navy squandering a two-goal lead at Coopers Stadium. 

Hoole, who scored a goal and picked up an assist in the clash, admitted his side’s silly mistakes continue to cost them dearly. 

 “It was good to help the team with a couple of goals,” Hoole said.

“We got off to a good start to the match and got the second goal just after halftime but we sort of fell into a hole in the second half.

“They came at us and created a lot of chances, lots of corners and I think the goals were our own mistakes so we need to fix that and make sure on Friday we don’t make those errors.

“In key moments of the game we need to be better. We let them back into the game with two sloppy goals, there aren’t any problems within the team – we just seem to switch off in those key moments and if we do that, we get punished for it,” Hoole said.