GET in the mood for our sudden death Hyundai A-League Semi-Final against Melbourne Victory at Gosford’s Bluetongue Stadium on Sunday with these match facts!
GET in the mood for our sudden death Hyundai A-League Semi-Final against Melbourne Victory at Gosford-s Bluetongue Stadium on Sunday with these match facts!
• In the last meeting between Mariners and Victory, a hat trick from New Zealand international Michael McGlinchey combined with a superb brace to Mitchell Duke, as well as a thunderous goal by substitute Nick Fitzgerald helped Central Coast to a comprehensive 6-2 win.
• Sunday-s match will be the 25th head-to-head clash between the Mariners and Victory. In 24 previous encounters, the yellow and navy have won eight games, the points have been shared on seven occasions, while Melbourne have claimed maximum points nine times.
• Central Coast will be eager to open the scoring on Sunday afternoon against Ange Postecoglou-s side as they have only lost once this campaign after finding the net first.
• Graham Arnold-s men enjoy a strong record at Fortress Bluetongue this season with 11 wins, 1 draw and only 1 loss, while Victory have only been victorious once in their last five meetings with the Mariners at Gosford-s idyllic bayside arena.
• Melbourne Victory (50) and Central Coast (48) lead the competition for the most goals scored this season respectively.
• The Mariners have conceded just one goal in their last three matches, while Victory have only kept one clean sheet in their last 11 games.
• The yellow and navy will need to keep a close eye on Archie Thompson. The Qantas Socceroos striker has scored the most goals between the sides, finding the net on nine occasions.
• Should Mariners left back Joshua Rose play against Victory, he will make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance. The consistent left back has played 87 matches for the Mariners since signing in 2010. The Rockhampton-born flyer also featured in 12 games for New Zealand Knights in the inaugural Hyundai A-League season.
Central Coast Mariners vs. Melbourne Victory - 2012/13 Hyundai A-League Semi-Final Sunday 14 April, 2013 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Kick-off: 5:00pm (AEDT) Tickets: Please CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the match! Twitter: Join the match conversation on Twitter! The official match hash tag is #CCMvMV. Use #ALeagueFinals and #GoMariners throughout the Finals Series!