Matchweek 5 preview: Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners face a big test of their A-League credentials against Sydney FC on Friday night. 

Back to back wins over Newcastle Jets and Macarthur FC gave Alen Stajcic's side a dream start to the season but the Mariners dropped their first points of the new campaign at home to Western Sydney Wanderers in a 1-0 loss last Tuesday.

The Gosford club will be hoping to avoid another reality check against the Sky Blues. Steve Corica's men posted a first-time out win over Wellington Phoenix before a derby stalemate with Western Sydney Wanderers last Saturday.

They'll be eager to breathe momentum into their title defence at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

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Match details

Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners
Friday, 22 January 2021
Kick-off: 7.05pm AEDT
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Ins and Outs

Friday, 22 January 2021

Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners

Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah

Kick-Off: 7:05pm (Local)(7:05pm (AEDT))

Referee: Ben Abraham

Assistant Referee 1: Owen Goldrick

Assistant Referee 2: Greg Taylor

Fourth Official: Tim Danaskos

VAR: Alex King


TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7:00pm (AEDT), Sky Sport 7 (New Zealand), Kayo Sports ( and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers


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Sydney FC squad:  1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Patrick FLOTTMANN, 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Alex WILKINSON (c), 5.Alex BAUMJOHANN, 6.Ryan McGOWAN, 8.Paulo RETRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 16.Joel KING, 17.Anthony CACERES, 18.Luke IVANOVIC, 19.Chris ZUVELA, 20.Tom HEWARD-BELLE (gk), 21.Harry VAN der SAAG, 23.Rhyan GRANT, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Jordan SWIBEL, 28.Calem NIEUWENHOF, 33.Pat WOOD.

**2-4 to be omitted**


Ins: 2.Patrick FLOTTMANN (promoted), 28.Calem NIEUWENHOF (return from injury).

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 7.Michael ZULLO (calf – 2 weeks), 9.BOBÔ (Returning to match fitness), 30.Adam PAVLESIC (GK) (indefinite – collarbone).


Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 4.Joshua NISBET, 5.Stefan NIGRO, 6.Gianni STENSNESS, 7.Stefan JANKOVIC, 8.Oliver BOZANIC (c), 10.Daniel DESILVA, 11.Jack CLISBY, 12.Marcos UREÑA, 14.Daniel BOUMAN, 15.Kye ROWLES, 19.Matt SIMON, 20.Adam PEARCE (gk), 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Michal JANOTA, 23.Dan HALL, 25.Matthew HATCH, 26.Jaden CASELLA, 29.Alou KUOL, 30.Jordan SMYLIE

**2-4 to be omitted**


Ins: 7.Stefan JANKOVIC (Out of quarantine), 22.Michal JANOTA (Out of quarantine), 23.Dan HALL (Promoted)

Outs: 3.Lewis MILLER (Not Selected)

Unavailable: Nil


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