Tuesday night preview: F3 Derby - June 1
Central Coast Mariners can seal their spot in the 2020/21 A-League Finals Series with a positive result in the F3 Derby against Newcastle Jets at Central Coast Stadium on Tuesday night.
Securing one point or more against the Jets would take the Mariners to 40 points and out of reach of Wellinton Phoenix, Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory placed seventh to ninth on the A-League table. Perth are currently the only side who can catch the Mariners, trailing the third-placed side by six points with two games to play.
Alen Stajcic's Mariners lost Ruon Tongyik to Socceroos duty this week, leaving Kye Rowles without his dependable partner in centre-back for the remainder of the campaign. The Mariners boss revealed he could also be without Daniel De Silva; the midfield magician is included in Central Coast's extended squad but is under an injury cloud leading into the Tuesday-night clash.
Three young Jets are absent from Craig Deans' squad for the F3 Derby with Luka Pršo, Connor O'Toole and Ramy Najjarine all taking part in the Olyroos' current training camp in Spain, making it all the more difficult for a side without a win in 14 games to take confidence into their clash with the Mariners.
These two sides met in Matchweek 1 and 21 this season, with the Mariners taking six points from a pair of 1-0 victories. The Matchweek 1 clash at Central Coast Stadium was decided by a solitary Alou Kuol goal - the teenage forward was red-hot in the early stages of the campaign but hasn't scored since April 1 in a 2-1 win over Adelaide United.
Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets
Tuesday, June 1 2021
Venue: Central Coast Stadium
Kick-off: 7.05pm AEST
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
Ins and Outs
Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 3. Lewis MILLER, 4.Joshua NISBET, 5.Stefan NIGRO, 6. Gianni STENSNESS, 8.Oliver BOZANIC (c), 10. Daniel DESVILA, 11.Jack CLISBY, 12. Marco UREÑA,14.Daniel BOUMAN, 15.Kye ROWLES, 19.Matt SIMON, 20.Adam PEARCE (gk), 23. Dan HALL, 26.Jaden CASELLA, 29. Alou KUOL, 30. Jordan SMYLIE
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 22.Michal JANOTA (Promoted), 25.Matt HATCH (Promoted), 32.Max BALARD (Promoted)
Out: 21.Ruon TONGYIK (International Duty)
Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 2.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 7 Jordan O'DOHERTY, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 14.Ali ABBAS, 16. Matt MILLAR, 17.Valentino YUEL, 19. Kosta PETRATOS, 22. Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 27. Lucas MAURAGIS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 33. Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 28. Blake ARCHBOLD, 26. Archie GOODWIN, 25.Jack SIMMONS, 18.Jack ARMSON
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 19. Kosta PETRATOS (promoted), 33. Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (promoted), 28. Blake ARCHBOLD (promoted), 25.Jack SIMMONS (promoted), 18.Jack ARMSON (promoted)
Outs: 21.Luka PRŠO (International Duty), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (International Duty), 11.Ramy NAJJARINE (International Duty)
Unavailable: 5.Ben KANTAROVKSI (calf – season), 15.Tete YENGI (Foot – 1-2 weeks), 20. Syahrian ABIMANYU (National duty), 8. Liridon Krasniqi (International duty)
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