Mariners featuring prominently in Asia
Several Central Coast Mariners players are currently plying their trade in Asia on loan before returning to the club for Hyundai A-League season seven.
While the bulk of the Central Coast Mariners squad returned to preseason training last week, several Central Coast Mariners players are currently plying their trade in Asia on loan before returning to the club for Hyundai A-League season seven.
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In the Chinese Super League, Mariners captain Alex Wilkinson has been a regular starter for his on loan club Jiangsu Sainty recently, and played the entire 90 minutes away to Tianjin Teda at the weekend.
Unfortunately for Wilkinson and his Jiangsu teammates, Tianjin ran out 2-1 winners after the home side found an 84th minute winner in front of over 14,000 fans.
Wilkinson-s next match is at home to Shaanxi Chanba this Sunday.
Elsewhere, Mariners striker Adam Kwasnik-s Chengdu Blades side earned a valuable point at home to Qingdao Jonoon in front of 15,000 fans to move up to 10th in the league.
Lawrie McKinna is Head Coach at Chengdu, who enjoy a sister club relationship with Central Coast Mariners.
McKinna and Kwasnik will now spend the week devising a plan to defeat league heavyweights Shanghai Shenhua on the road this Saturday.
In the Indonesian Super League, new Mariners recruit Troy Hearfield has been featuring regularly for his on loan club Pelita Jaya.
Pelita Jaya are currently 12th in the 15 team ISL but have not lost in their past five outings.
Hearfield-s next match is away to PSPS Pekanbaru, who Pelita Jaya will draw level with on points should they manage to win on their travels.
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