Mariners suffer capital punishment

The Central Coast Mariners’ charge towards the Westfield W-League Finals Series has suffered a blow following tonight’s 3-0 loss to Canberra United at Parramatta Stadium.

The Central Coast Mariners- charge towards the Westfield W-League Finals Series has suffered a blow following tonight-s 3-0 loss to Canberra United at Parramatta Stadium.

Ellie Brush, Hayley Crawford and Caitlin Munoz each found the back of the next for the visitors to secure a result that is not detrimental to the Mariners- chances of Final Series qualification, but one that certainly presents the yellow and navy with a significant hurdle to overcome.

Following on from last Saturday-s impressive 6-0 triumph away to Adelaide United, expectations were high in the Mariners camp and the comprehensive loss that would ultimately follow was certainly unexpected.

"All credit to Canberra, they played a strong match by dominating in midfield, that is where they won it tonight," said Mariners Westfield W-League Head Coach Stephen Roche after the match.

"We are still in the running for a Finals Series spot, so we will be training hard this week and we will be ready to face Queensland Roar next Saturday."

The Mariners- Westfield W-League campaign continues against the Queensland Roar at Ballymore Stadium on Saturday, 20 December. Kick off is at 6pm AEDT.

Match Details

Central Coast Mariners 1. Emma-Kate Dewhurst (gk), 2. Caitlin Cooper, 3. Lyndsay Glohe (9. Ellyse Perry 84-), 4. Rachael Doyle, 5. Jodie Bain, 6. Karina Roweth (12. Gill Foster 80-), 7. Teresa Polias (15. Elizabeth O-Reilly 65-), 8. Renee Rollason, 10. Kyah Simon, 13. Trudy Camilleri, 23. Jenna Kingsley

Unused Subs 20. Lisa Hartley (gk)

Yellow Cards None Red Cards None Goals None

Canberra United 1. Lydia Williams (gk), 3. Amy Chapman (18. Lucy Allan 88-), 4. Bronwyn Studman, 6. Caitlin Munoz (19. Jennifer Bisset 82-), 7. Ellie Brush, 8. Rebecca Kiting, 10. Hayley Crawford, 11. Cian Maciejewski, 12. Kara Mowbray, 13. Thea Slatyer, 14. Ashleigh Sykes (17. Christine Walters 85-)

Unused Subs 20. Maja Blasch (gk)

Yellow Cards Maciejewski 60- Red Cards None Goals Brush 21-, Crawford 71-, Munoz 78-

Referee Kirralee Gardener