Central Coast Mariners v Western United: match preview
Central Coast Mariners and Western United face opposite problems as they aim to get back to winning ways in Round 7.
Alen Stajcic's side started strongly against Adelaide United last week, going a goal up through Milan Duric's penalty after only five minutes, before a late first-half collapse gift-wrapped the Reds a 3-1 win in Gosford.
Mark Rudan, on the other hand, cannot get his Green and Black side moving. For the past four games, Western United have fallen a goal behind in the first-half and, despite late rallies, have dropped valuable points.
Rudan bemoaned the mentality of his experienced squad after the 1-0 home reverse against Newcastle Jets in Round 6. Both coaches will see this contest as the ideal opportunity to raise their confidence and get three points in the bank.
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Sunday, November 24 2019
Kick-off: 6.00pm AEDT
Venue: Central Coast Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Ian Zygmunt GORDON, 3.Jack CLISBY, 4.Eunsun KIM, 6.Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO, 9.Jordan MURRAY, 10.Thomas OAR, 11.Daniel DESILVA, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 14.Abraham MAJOK, 15.Kye ROWLES, 16.Dylan FOX, 17.Samuel SILVERA, 18.Gianni STENSNESS, 19.Matthew SIMON, 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 23.Mario SHABOW, 26.Joshua NISBET, 27.Lewis MILLER, 29.Jair BRITTO **2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 11.Daniel DeSilva (Return from injury), 14.Abraham MAJOK (Promoted), 15.Kye ROWLES (Return from International Duty), 23.Mario SHABOW (Promoted), 29.Jair BRITTO (New signing)
Outs: 7.Milan ÐURIĆ (Injured – Hip), 25.John ROBERTS (Not Selected), 30.Dylan RUIZ-DIAZ (Not Selected)
Western United FC Squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Brendan HAMILL, 4.Andrew DURANTE, 5.Dylan PIERIAS, 6.Connor CHAPMAN, 8.Panagiotis KONE, 9.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 10.Scott McDONALD, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Dario JERTEC, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Max BURGESS, 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 18.Besart BERISHA, 19.Josh RISDON, 22.Ersan GULUM, 23.Alessandro DIAMANTI (c), 26.Kwbena APPIAH-KUBI, 30.Ryan SCOTT (gk) **2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 8.Panagiotis KONE (return from injuruy), 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS (promoted)
Unavailable: 7.Valentino YUEL (ankle – 1 week), 20.James DELIANOV (GK) (knee – season)
Did you know?
- Central Coast Mariners have gone 38 successive games without keeping a clean sheet in the Hyundai A-League. The longest drought of any team in the competition’s history.
- Western United FC have won both of their away games so far in their Hyundai A-League history.
- United skipper Alessandro Diamanti has had 20 shots from outside the box this season. Only one player (Sydney FC’s Adam Le Fondre) has had more shots in total with 26 from anywhere on the pitch.