Western Sydney Wanderers hold on for crucial win against Central Coast
Western Sydney Wanderers have reignited their finals push with a crucial 2-1 win over Central Coast Mariners on Sunday.
On a pristine surface at Central Coast Stadium it was a game of two halves.
Wanderers dominating the first 45 minutes and taking a 2-0 lead into the break before the Mariners stormed back into the contest as the visitors faded.
Re-live the game in the MATCH CENTRE
STORY OF THE GAME
- BK BRILLIANCE: Ben Kennedy keeping out Oriol Riera's header and Mark Bridge's shot both from right in front in the opening 10 minutes.
- END TO END START Both sides pushing forward and creating chances. Great entertainment in Gosford.
- WANDERERS GOAL! Jaushua Sotirio with a superb set-piece routine and execution inside 15 mins. 0-1
- WANDERERS GOAL! Oriol Riera with a power header and it's the red and black two goals ahead on 30 mins.
- HALF TIME: 0-2 With missed chances, perhaps it should've been four goals to the visitors.
- HAMILL SAVES WSW The big defender with a brilliant piece of work to deny a goal-scoring chance.
- MARINERS BACK IN IT The home side bossed the opening 15 mins as they pushed back Wanderers
- MARINERS GOAL! Sub Peter Skapetis has only just come on and with a super header, it's 2-1. Game on!
- THWAITE'S TIMELY TACKLE Pacy Trent Buhagiar burst down the wing but Michael Thwaite with a perfect interception after 80 mins.
- BUHAGIAR SO CLOSE! The CCM winger smashes it and the ball hits the outside of the post in the final minute of stoppage time.
Sautirio WSW 0-1, 14'
Superb training ground routine. Carrusca's pin-point corner to the edge of the box and Sautirio with plenty of space volleys it - with the help of a deflection - past Kennedy.
Riera WSW 0-2, 30'
Raul Llorente with the cross from wide and Riera has the time to leap and power his header past Kennedy's left and the ball hits the underside of the bar then keeper and ends up in the net.
Skapetis CCM 1-2, 76'
Melling with a lovely ball into the box and substitute Peter Skapetis heads it across Janjetovic's goal and into the back of the net.