Mariners women humbled by rampant Roar

The Central Coast Mariners Westfield W-League team suffered its first home loss of the new season against front-runners the Queensland Roar at Campbelltown Stadium last night, with the rampant visitors claiming a 5-0 triumph.

The Central Coast Mariners Westfield W-League team suffered its first home loss of the new season against front-runners the Queensland Roar at Campbelltown Stadium last night, with the rampant visitors claiming a 5-0 triumph.

Claire Polkinghorne, Lana Harch, Lauren Colthorpe, Elise Kellond-Knight and Stephanie Latham each found the back of the net for the Roar, whose third win of the campaign sees the Queenslanders top the Westfield W-League after four rounds.

Despite the nature of the score-line, the Mariners were largely competitive and particularly impressive throughout a solid opening stanza that saw the Roar take an early lead against the run of play.

The home side started the second half with similar intent - Renee Rollason-s corner shortly after the break creating a goalmouth scramble in front of Roar goalkeeper Casey Dumont that ultimately missed a goal scoring intervention from a Mariners player.

The Roar found their second goal and effectively opened the floodgates shortly after the hour mark when Polkinghorne delivered an inch-perfect cross for Harch, who cleverly headed home.

"We played a good first half and part of the second half, though I am very disappointed that we threw in the towel the way we did," said Mariners Westfield W-League Head Coach Stephen Roche after the match.

"Coming off the win over Canberra, I was happy with the initial intensity, though it was far from acceptable in the final thirty minutes, we-ll have a big week this week to ensure we have no such slip ups again."

The Mariners- Westfield W-League campaign continues on Saturday, 22 November with a derby clash against southern rivals Sydney FC at Campbelltown Stadium. Kick off is at 6pm.

Match Details

Central Coast Mariners 1. Emma-Kate Dewhurst (gk), 2. Caitlin Cooper, 3. Lyndsay Glohe (9. Ellyse Perry 81-), 4. Rachael Doyle, 5. Jodie Bain, 7. Teresa Polias, 8. Renee Rollason, 10. Kyah Simon, 12. Gill Foster (17. Britt Simmons 85-), 13. Trudy Camilleri (11. Stephanie Haim 64-), 15. Elizabeth O-Reilly

Unused Subs 30. Katie Daly (gk)

Yellow Cards Camilleri 52- Red Cards None Goals None

Queensland Roar 1. Casey Dumont (gk), 2. Kate McShea, 3. Karla Reuter (15. Stephanie Latham 83-), 4. Clare Polkinghorne, 5. Brooke Spence, 7. Kim Carroll, 8. Elise Kellond-Knight (19. Ellen Beaumont 83-), 9. Alicia Ferguson, 10. Lana Harch, 16. Lauren Colthorpe, 18. Courtney Beutel (11. Ruth Blackburn 72-)

Unused Subs 20. Lara Boon (gk)

Yellow Cards None Red Cards None Goals Polkinghorne 12-, Harch 66-, Colthorpe 68-P, Kellond-Knight 80-, Latham 89-

Referee Kate Jacewicz