Mariners v Glory: Five classic clashes

As we look forward to the round four fixture with 2018/19 Premiers Perth Glory, allow us a trip down memory lane to take a look at five of our previous encounters with Sunday’s opponents. 

First meeting | Perth Glory 0 def. by Central Coast Mariners 1 (Spencer 66’) | August 26th, 2005

Kicking off our journey we travel all the way back to 2005 and the opening game of the inaugural Hyundai A-League season. Having defeated the Glory in the 2005 Pre-Season Cup final the newly formed Mariners went into the game full of confidence and got their debut campaign off to a winning start. A long-range strike into the top right corner by our first club captain Noel Spencer proved decisive as the season began on strong footing.

 

Biggest win | Central Coast Mariners 5 (Griffiths 37’, Simon 60’, Kwasnik 78’, Lewis 87’, Sekulovski OG 90’) def. Perth Glory 0 | October 30th, 2010

Next up is a result that all Mariners fans will be hopeful to see again soon when in 2010 we recorded our biggest league victory over Sunday’s opponent, running out 5-0 victors at the Allianz Stadium under the stewardship of Graham Arnold. Current club captain and all-time leading goalscorer Matt Simon got in on the action that day with Rostyn Griffiths, Adam Kwasnik and Matthew Lewis all notching for the Yellow & Navy before an unfortunate own goal by Naum Sekulovski completed the scoring.

 

Preliminary Final | Central Coast Mariners 1 (Kwasnik 33’) def. by Perth Glory 1 (Smeltz 34’) (3-5 penalties) | April 14th, 2012

The only time we’ve met the Glory in the Finals ended in defeat via the cruel manner of a penalty shootout. After a tightly contested game it took penalties to separate the two in the Preliminary Final, with the winners set to face eventual Champions Brisbane Roar. Both the goals came within an exciting 90 seconds; Adam Kwasnik opening the scoring with his second goal of the finals before Shane Smeltz quickly levelled for the Glory. The rest of the match was a tight affair and Glory claimed victory on penalties by a narrow margin to book their spot in the Grand Final.

 

The Thriller | Perth Glory 3 (Taggart 3’,27’, Castro 35’) drew. Central Coast Mariners 3 (O’Donovan 56’, 86’, Reddy OG 84’) |  8th October 2016

Despite the shared spoils this game stands out amongst other tight affair due to the inspired comeback by the Mariners in Paul Okon’s first match at the helm. The game looked dead and buried with the Mariners down by three goals, but a brace from Roy O’Donovan and a Liam Reddy own goal was enough for us to leave Western Australia with a well deserved share of the points.

 

Last Victory - Central Coast 1-0 Perth Glory (Powell 78’) 3rd December 2017

We wrap up our look back with a look at our last league victory over Perth in 2017, where we ran out 1-0 victors at home thanks to a Blake Powell thunderbolt just moments after he entered the field of play. Powell worked the ball down the line to Danny DeSilva before picking up DeSilva’s cut back and rifling a shot into the goal via the crossbar to lift the Mariners into fourth spot.

 

Game Details |

Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners

Sunday, 3rd November | 3:00pm (Local) & 6pm (AEDT)

HBF Park, Perth