Hyundai A-League Round 11 Preview
We preview the final game of Round 11.
With the Final of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League now complete, Adelaide United will head to Bluetongue Stadium to take on Central Coast Mariners this Saturday in the Hyundai A-League competition.
This game will complete Round 11 in the Hyundai A-League, but will it see a shift at the top of the Hyundai A-League ladder?
Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United Saturday 15 November 2008 Bluetongue Stadium Local kick-off 7.30pm (7.00pm ACDT) Referee. Matthew Breeze
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and delayed coverage on Sky Sport 2. Hyundai A-League club radio broadcast partner is Coast FM (Gosford) 96.3FM and FRESH FM (Adelaide). To purchase tickets visit www.premier.ticketek.com.au
Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1. Matthew NASH (gk), 4. Pedj BOJIC, 5. Bradley PORTER, 6. David D'APUZZO, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 9. Nik MRDJA, 10. Adrian CACERES, 11. Dylan MACALLISTER, 16. Nigel BOOGAARD, 17. Matthew OSMAN, 18. Alex WILKINSON, 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 22. Sasho PETROVSKI, 23. Mile JEDINAK.
In: Nigel BOOGAARD (Returns from Injury).
Out: Paul O'GRADY (Groin - Indefinite).
Others Unavailable: Dean Heffernan (Leg - Indefinite), Ahmad Elrich (Knee - Season), Andrew Clark (Shoulder - Indefinite)
Adelaide United Squad: 20.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 3.ALEMAO, 4.Angelo COSTANZO, 5.Michael VALKANIS, 6.CASSIO, 7.Lucas PANTELIS, 8.Kristian SARKIES, 10.CRISTIANO, 13.Travis DODD (capt.), 14.Scott JAMIESON, 15.Jonas SALLEY, 16.Daniel MULLEN, 18.Fabian BARBIERO, 19.Sasa OGNENOVSKI, 21.Jason SPAGNUOLO, 22.DIEGO, 24.Paul REID, 25.Robert YOUNIS, 30.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk). *five to be omitted
In: Fabian Barbiero (returns from injury), Eugene Galekovic (returns from injury), Daniel Mullen (returns from international duty), Paul Reid (returns from injury), Jason Spagnuolo (promoted)
Out: Lucas Andreucci (gk) (omitted)
Others Unavailable: Daniel Beltrame (knee - season), Isyan Erdogan (hamstring - indefinite), Paul Agostino (calf - 3 weeks)
Stats, Facts & Milestones
The Central Coast Mariners are set to see the turnstiles at Bluetongue Stadium click over for the 500,000th time! If the Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United game attracts 9,590 or more fans to Bluetongue Stadium this Saturday, they will reach the magic milestone. This is an impressive achievement for the Central Coast Club, who represents an immediate region of just over 300,000 people. Head to the game this Saturday and be part of football history.
The next Hyundai A-League match played by Adelaide United-s Kristian Sarkies will be his 50th match in the competition. Sarkies commenced his Hyundai A-League career with Melbourne Victory before joining Adelaide United in 2007.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS in all official competitions All matches (played 11): Central Coast Mariners wins 4, Adelaide United wins 4 (3 draws). In Gosford (played 4): Central Coast Mariners wins 2, Adelaide United wins 2 (0 draws).