Goals to two of Central Coast Mariners impressive new imports has guided the club to a 2-0 pre-season win over Melbourne Victory on Wednesday afternoon.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
►Spanish striker Asdrubal and Dutchman Wout Brama were on the scoresheet in the behind-closed-doors friendly at AAMI Park
►It was an even first-half with both sides creating good goal-scoring chances, before Asdrubal struck just before the break.
►Despite a few substitutions by both sides, they continued to press for goals, with the Mariners taking their opportunity 12 minutes from the end through Brama.
40’ ASDRUBAL GOAL (1-0): What a goal to take the lead. Antony Golec slotted a superb through-ball to Asdrubal who acted quickly on the attack. Asdrubal saw his opportunity with Lawrence Thomas off his line and shot from distance to bag his second pre-season goal for the visitors.
78’ BRAMA GOAL (2-0): After some crafty play at the top of the box, the ball was crossed into the area by Hiariej which found the head of Brama. Brama leapt above the pack and headed into the top corner.
Central Coast Mariners: 18.Tom GLOVER (GK) (1.Ben Kennedy (GK) 45’), 5.Antony GOLEC, 3.Josh ROSE (21.Kye ROWLES 67’) 15.Alan BARO, 6.Tom HIARIEJ, 11.Connor PAIN (14.Adam Berry 80’), 2. Storm Roux (4.Jake McGING 78’), 10.Daniel De SILVA (12.Trent Buhagiar 67’), 7. Andrew Hoole (13.Kwabena APPIAH 40’), 23.Wout BRAMA (16. Liam Rose 78’), 9.ASDRUBAL
Substitutes not used: 17. Josh Bingham
Yellow cards: Brama 52’, Golec 52’
Melbourne Victory: 20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 4.Rhys WILLIAMS (14.Thomas DENG 60’ - 22.Stefan NIGRO 70’), 17.James DONACHIE, 2.Jason GERIA, 21.Carl VALERI, 5.Mark MILLIGAN (15.SANCHEZ 45’), 10.James TROISI, 11.Mitch AUSTIN, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES (Jai INGHAM 45’), 8.Besart BERISHA
Substitutes not used: 1.Matthew ACTON (GK), 18.HOPE, 19.WARING, 32.McGILP,
Yellow cards: Williams 23’, Sanchez 63’ Valeri 85’