Central Coast put three past Wanderers in pre-season friendly

Central Coast Mariners fired three past Western Sydney Wanderers in a pre-season clash courtesy of goals to Matt Simon, Tom Hiariej and Michael McGlinchey. 

The game at Pluim Park kicked off in outstanding fashion for the Mariners who fired three quick goals past the Wanderers in the opening 16 minutes of play.

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In the first minute, Jack Clisby delivered a precision cross against his old club that was met with force by the head of Matt Simon.

The Mariners soon doubled their lead when a direct run from Connor Pain ended with a ball across to Tom Hiariej, who fired home first time from point blank range.

It was three just a minute later when McGlinchey unleashed a stunning strike from distance to make it 3-0.

The match began to slow down following the all-action start as the Wanderers introduced a slew of second half changes.

Markus Babbel's side are set to take on Melbourne City in the FFA Cup 2018 Quarter Finals next Wednesday.

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