ACADEMY WRAP: Rangers overcome Mariners

The Mount Druitt Town Rangers defeated the Central Coast Mariners Academy at Popondetta Park on Saturday evening 3-2 in the PS4 NPL 2.

Mount Druitt Town Rangers 3 (Luke Clifford, Matthew Clowes, Kuag Reec) v Central Coast Mariners 2 (Ryan Peterson. Lord Darkoh own goal)

It was always going to be a tough away trip for the Central Coast who were looking to keep their final chances alive with a victory in Mount Druitt. 

Despite a penalty that was buried by Ryan Peterson and an own goal by the Mount Druitt Rangers, the Mariners couldn't overcome the in form home side. 

Goals to Clifford, Reec and a Clowes spot kick for the Rangers proved to much for the Mariners Academy. 

The Rangers win all but seals them a spot in the top six and unfortunately put an ened to the hopes of the Mariners Academy appearing in the finals series. 

The Central Coast Mariners Academy play their final match of the PS4 NPL 2 season next Sunday against the Northern Tigers at Valentin Sports Park. 

Referee: Kurt Ams

Mount Druitt Town Rangers: 1. Justin Biega 3. Brian Griffin-Colls 6. Nick Trimble 7. Luke Clifford 8. Matthew Clowes 9. Kuag Reec (12. Nuno Soares Gomes) 10. Goncalo Paradanta (23. Frank Martey) 11. Abraham Majok 13. Nathan Ralph 14. Daniel McCann (2. Lord Darkoh) 16. Scott Goodwin.

Central Coast Mariners Academy: 20. Thomas Heward-Belle 3. Reece Papadimitrios (13. Thomas Lyons) 4. Josh Bingham 5. Jordan Lane (2. Cade Mapu) 6. Liam O’Dell (14. Nathan Verity) 7. Lachlan Wales 8. Liam Rose 9. Shelford Dais 10. Ryan Peterson 12. Trent Buhagiar 18. Steve Whyte.