Changes made to Mariners v Melbourne City

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that following the latest Government advice re mass gatherings that the next series of 5 matches will be played however with a closed stadiums policy and only with essential match day personnel involved.

This includes a change to Friday’s clash between the Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne City at Central Coast Stadium, which will kick-off at a revised time of 5:30pm (AEDT) rather than the previously scheduled 7:30pm (AEDT).

FFA Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, has been working with his team and all stakeholders to reschedule the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season in a condensed period.

“As we mentioned on Monday, we have made the decision to continue playing the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season, behind closed doors, whilst closely monitoring and adhering to the current Government directives and expert advice available to us at this time,” said O’Rourke

“Due to the recent decision by the Federal Government that all travellers to Australia arriving from Monday 16 March will have to self-isolate for a period of 14 days, Wellington Phoenix’s rescheduled Round 21 match against Sydney FC and their Round 24 fixture against the Newcastle Jets have been postponed. Likewise, Melbourne Victory’s Round 24 fixture against Brisbane Roar FC and their Round 25 match against Perth Glory have also been postponed. These postponements are due to both Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory self-isolating after arriving in Australia having been in NZ for their last match.

“Working in collaboration with our clubs, Fox Sports & ABC TV, PFA, venues and other stakeholders, we are looking to play the remaining 31 matches of the regular season in a condensed period by bringing forward matches from later rounds.

“We will continue to release the remaining fixtures on a rolling basis as we acknowledge the evolving COVID-19 protocols.

24

Friday, 20  March 2020

Central Coast Mariners

v

Melbourne City FC

5:30pm

5:30pm

Central Coast Stadium

 

27

Friday, 20  March 2020

Brisbane Roar FC

v

Newcastle Jets

6:30pm

7:30pm

CBus Stadium

 

24

Saturday 21 March 2020

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

v

Sydney FC

7:30pm

7:30pm

Bankwest Stadium

 

26

Monday, 23 March 2020

Newcastle Jets

v

Melbourne City FC

7:30pm

7:30pm

McDonald Jones Stadium

 

24

Monday 23 March 2020

Perth Glory

v

Western United FC

6:30pm

9:30pm

HBF Park

 

Match Details |

Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne City

Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Friday, 20th March

Kick-off: 5:30pm (AEDT)