Mariners win pre-season Cup
Central Coast Mariners defeated Bankstown City Lions 4-0 in the Doug Turnbull Cup.
Central Coast Mariners began their pre-season preparations with a 4-0 defeat of Bankstown City Lions in the Doug Turnbull Cup.
Daniel McBreen, Tomas Rogic and a brace to Troy Hearfield ensured Graham Arnold's side got their Hyundai A-League preparations of to a flying start.
The Doug Turnbull Cup is played annually in memory of Central Coast Mariners Chairman Peter Turnbull-s late brother - a man who made a major contribution to football in the Bankstown region. Doug Turnbull made his debut for the Lions as a 16-year-old.
The Lions' impressive midfielder Reuban Lagos went close from long range 10 minutes in, but it was all Mariners after that.
Daniel McBreen opening the scoring on the half-hour mark, converting a penalty after striker Troy Hearfield had been dragged down in the box.
Arnold's side doubled their lead a minute later, with Hearfield sliding the ball past Lions stopper Zlatko Josevski.
Hearfield got his second in the 72nd Hearfield, latching onto a Tomas Rogic pass to thrash a left foot strike into the back of the net.
Rogic popped up on the edge of the area in the 85th minute to slam a fierce low shot into the goal to round out the scoring.