10 magic Mariners moments!

With the Mariners looking as strong as ever under the stewardship of astute mentor Graham Arnold, we at ccmariners.com.au deemed it time to take a trip down memory lane and explore some of the top memories from the six seasons of the competition. From great goals to classic wins, here are 10 of the best…

With the Mariners looking as strong as ever under the stewardship of astute mentor Graham Arnold, we at ccmariners.com.au deemed it time to take a trip down memory lane and explore some of the top memories from the six seasons of the competition. From great goals to classic wins, here are 10 of the best…

Central Coast Mariners fans have been treated to some magic moments throughout the years, be they at Bluetongue Stadium or at the home of a Hyundai A-League rival.

With the team looking as strong as ever under the stewardship of astute mentor Graham Arnold, we at ccmariners.com.au deemed it time to take a trip down memory lane and explore some of the top memories from the six seasons of the competition.

From great goals to classic wins, here are 10 of the best…

26 August, 2005 - Noel Spencer-s bomb on 66 minutes earns the Mariners a 1-0 win away from home in the clubs- first ever Hyundai A-League match. Lawrie McKinna-s men get off to the perfect start in season one of Australia-s new top flight.

31 December, 2005 - Geography determined that the Newcastle Jets would be a fierce foe for the Yellow and Navy, so Mariners fans took some delight in watching their side crush their F3 rivals 4-1 at Bluetongue Stadium on New Years Eve. A double to John Hutchinson, and one each to Damien Brown and Andre Gumprecht meant the Mariners capped off 2005 in style.

17 February, 2006 - Same location, same opposition, but the stakes were significantly higher. It-s semi-final time and in the second leg, the scores are locked at one-a-piece. Enter Dean Heffernan, whose 79th minute header secures the Mariners a berth in the preliminary final. 17,429 fans had Bluetongue Stadium rocking.

24 August, 2007 - New Mariners signing Sasho Petrovski comes back to haunt his former club Sydney FC, firing home in the 7th minute to earn a 1-0 win over the Sky Blues in front of 18,547 fans at the Sydney Football Stadium. The Yellow and Navy faithful that made the short jaunt down the F3 return happy. 19 January, 2008 - Knowing they had to win as well as rely on other results to clinch their maiden Minor Premiership, Central Coast defeat Wellington Phoenix 2-0 at Bluetongue Stadium. Over the weekend, results go their way and the Mariners become just the third club in the history of the Hyundai A-League to win the Premiers Plate.

10 February, 2008 - Making a habit of beating the Jets in the pressure cooker that is semi-final football, the Mariners turn the tables on their F3 rivals with a 3-0 extra time victory over the Jets in front of 19,112 spectators at Bluetongue Stadium. The win seals the club its second Grand Final appearance after the team lost the first leg away from home 2-0.

26 December, 2008 - Against their F3 rivals, the Mariners fight back from a goal down to defeat Newcastle away from home. A Joel Griffiths penalty early in the game is cancelled out by Sasho Petrovski-s 67th minute strike, while Matt Simon proves the hero with his 80th minute goal sealing all three points for the Yellow and Navy.

7 November, 2009 - The Yellow and Navy returned to Melbourne to face the Victory on 7 November, 2009, having started their campaign with an impressive 2-nil win against the competition heavyweights. With Adam Kwasnik giving the Mariners an early lead, three goals in just nine second half minutes saw the Mariners crush Victory 4-nil on their home turf.

30 October, 2010 - Playing the second game of a Hyundai A-League double header against Perth Glory at the Sydney Football Stadium, the Mariners secure their biggest ever win. Goals to Rostyn Griffiths, Matt Simon, Adam Kwasnik, Matthew Lewis and a Naum Sekulovski own goal see the Mariners thump Perth Glory 5-0.

5 March, 2011 - The Mariners qualify for their third Hyundai A-League Grand Final with a tight 1-n0 win against Gold Coast United at Bluetongue Stadium. A 75th minute Adam Kwasnik goal sends the passionate home crowd into raptures as the Yellow and Navy earn another crack at Grand Final glory.