Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets: match preview
The battle for F3 supremacy is at stake on Saturday night as Central Coast Mariners host bitter rivals Newcastle Jets in Gosford.
A win over the nearest neighbours is always top priority for these clubs and it will be no different in this one as the two foes battle for early season bragging rights.
There is sure to be some added spice as well with Matthew Millar swapping the Mariners for Newcastle in the off-season, while Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna went to new lengths when he unfurled a Jets banner in the grandstand of their arch-rivals during the FFA Cup 2019 Semi Final.
The Mariners will be hoping to bounce back from their agonising late loss to Western Sydney Wanderers in Round 1 in their first home match of the new season.
Meanwhile, the Jets are fresh from an opening round bye and will be eyeing a winning start to the 2019/20 campaign.
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Saturday, 19 October 2019
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: Central Coast Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: My Football App, Kayo Sports
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Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Ian Zygmunt GORDON, 3.Jack CLISBY, 6.Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO, 7.Milan DURIC, 8.Michael MCGLINCHEY, 9.Jordan MURRAY, 10.Thomas OAR, 11.Daniel DE SILVA, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 14.Abraham MAJOK, 15.Kye ROWLES, 16.Dylan FOX, 17.Samuel SILVERA, 18. Gianni STENSNESS, 19. Matthew SIMON (c), 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Jacob MELLING, 23.Mario SHABOW, 26.Joshua NISBET **2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 19. Matthew SIMON (Return from Suspension), 21.Ruon TONGYIK (Return from Injury)
Unavailable: 4.Eunsun KIM (Injured – Leg), 27. Lewis MILLER (Injured – Leg)
Newcastle Jets FC Squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 2.Bobby BURNS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 16.Matt MILLAR, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matt RIDENTON, 25.Jack SIMMONS, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 31.Maki PETRATOS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 40.Noah JAMES (gk), 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY **1-3 to be omitted**
Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI (hamstring – 1 week), 8.Wes HOOLAHAN (ankle – indefinite), 14.Kaine SHEPPARD (foot – indefinite), 20.Lewis ITALIANO (suspension – 1 week)
Did you know?
- Central Coast Mariners picked up a 3-2 win in their last A-League game against Newcastle Jets, snapping a five-game losing streak against the Jets in the process.
- Newcastle Jets have lost only two of their last 15 A-League games against fellow New South Wales opposition (W10, D3), scoring two or more goals in all but three of those games.
- Central Coast Mariners won more tackles (19) and more duels (75) than any other team in the opening round of the 2019/20 A-League season.
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