Mariners to face Gold Coast in Bluetongue blockbuster

The Central Coast Mariners will host Gold Coast United in a Hyundai A-League 2011 Grand Final qualifier at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday night, after Gold Coast edged past Adelaide United 3-2 in an energy sapping Elimination Final at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.

The Central Coast Mariners will host Gold Coast United in a Hyundai A-League 2011 Grand Final qualifier at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday night, after Gold Coast edged past Adelaide United 3-2 in an energy sapping Elimination Final at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.

The Mariners won the right to host the Preliminary Final following last night-s 2-all draw with Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium, and the winner of Saturday-s blockbuster will move through to the Grand Final to face the Roar back at Suncorp on Sunday, 13 March at 4:00pm QST (5:00pm AEDT).

After over 10-thousand Members and supporters were on hand to watch the first leg of the Mariners Major Semi Final tie with Brisbane last week, it-s hoped many more will be at Bluetongue this Saturday night to help the Mariners into what would be their third Grand Final in six seasons.

“It-s a massive game next week, another shot at the Champions League which would be great for the club. We had a great crowd there last week at Bluetongue and hopefully we can build on that and get a few thousand more through the gates, because it-s going to be a massive, massive game for us, and the more people we can get to Bluetongue the better,” said Mariners captain Alex Wilkinson.

The Mariners will take heart from the last meeting between the two sides, which saw the Yellow and Navy run out 3-1 winners at Skilled Park less than a month ago, following goals to Bernie Ibini-Isei, Mustafa Amini and Mitchell Duke.

Tickets for the Preliminary Final against Gold Coast United will go on sale to Mariners Members from 9:00am tomorrow, Members simply need to log on to www.ticketek.com.au phone 132 849 or present at any Ticketek outlet, including on the Eastern side of Bluetongue Stadium and inside Mingara, and quote their Membership number preceded by CCM.

Tickets will then be made available to Football Federation Australia-s “Football Family” including Central Coast Mariners EnergyAustralia Junior Football Members on Tuesday morning, before going on sale to the general public from 9:00am AEDT on Wednesday morning.

Match Details

Central Coast Mariners vs. Gold Coast United Saturday, 5 March Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Kick-off: 7:00pm AEDT

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