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Jump Up Sydney Cove! Your club needs you! Get down to the local derby on Saturday and make more noise than ever, as Harbour meets Coast…

Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners Saturday 28th August 7:30pm Venue : Sydney Footballl Stadium

Jump Up Sydney Cove! Your club needs you! Get down to the local derby on Saturday and make more noise than ever, as Harbour meets Coast.

With one point from a possible nine, it-s been a tough start to the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season for the Champions. Following two disappointing away defeats in a row, Sydney FC finally return home and, more so than ever, need their army of fans to join them and make some noise in this crucial derby against local rivals Central Coast Mariners.

As they desperately try to get their season on track against a Mariners side that has followed an opening day victory with a draw and a defeat, Sydney FC-s confidence will be raised by the fact that their NSW rivals have a fairly wretched away record. Mariners victory in Melbourne in Week 1 was their only away win in seven games, of which five have ended in defeat.

Sydney will also be boosted by the fact that Mariners failed to score in any of the sides- three head-to-heads last season. Both matches in Sydney ended 1-0 to the home side. However, with Sydney-s previously solid defence having failed to keep a clean sheet this season, Mariners fans make the relatively short journey confident that their team-s goal-drought at Sydney Football Stadium will end on Saturday.

Having drawn a blank at the other end of the pitch in last week-s narrow defeat to Brisbane, Sydney are hopeful that Mark Bridge will have recovered from his hamstring troubles and that striking partner Alex Brosque will be back from ankle injury. Meanwhile, influential Mariners midfielder Pedj Bojic is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance.

As both teams go in search of three massively important points and NSW bragging rights, it-s going to be a big crowd and an electric local derby atmosphere at Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday night. Be part of it!

Tickets available here.