Mariners women set for capital test

The Central Coast Mariners’ Westfield W-League team got their inaugural campaign back on track with an impressive showing in a 3-1 defeat of Perth Glory in Round 2 at Parramatta Stadium last Saturday.

The Central Coast Mariners- Westfield W-League team got their inaugural campaign back on track with an impressive showing in a 3-1 defeat of Perth Glory in Round 2 at Parramatta Stadium last Saturday.

Following an opening round loss against the Melbourne Victory the Saturday previous, the Mariners were eager to right some wrongs at Parramatta Stadium last Saturday.

"We were a little bit flat against Melbourne Victory, though against Perth we were much more comfortable on the ball, and we moved it around very well," said Mariners Westfield W-League Head Coach Stephen Roche.

Central Coast took a two goal lead courtesy of the skillful Trudy Camilleri and player of the match Renee Rollason, before the Western Australian outfit pulled a goal back to make for some nervous moments in the closing stages.

Rollason was on hand to grab her brace in injury time from the penalty-spot, ensuring the momentum is right for the Canberra trip this week.

"It was important to get the win against Perth as it helps with our confidence for our next match against Canberra," said Rollason following the match.

"It is an away match and Canberra got a good win against Queensland Roar in Brisbane so we will need another strong performance to keep the good momentum.

"The season is quite short, so we really need to get results to stay at the top end of the table."

The Mariners- Westfield W-League campaign continues in the nation-s capital next Sunday, 9 November at McKellar Park, where the Mariners will go up against Canberra United. Kick off is at 5pm.