Red-hot Caceres bound for Glory

After turning in his best performance in Central Coast Mariners colours against former club the Melbourne Victory last Saturday, Adrian Caceres is hoping to continue his fine form against another former employer at Bluetongue Stadium on Friday.

After turning in his best performance in Central Coast Mariners colours against former club the Melbourne Victory last Saturday, Adrian Caceres is hoping to continue his fine form against another former employer at Bluetongue Stadium on Friday.

Before Saturday-s showcase, Caceres had been a noteworthy omission from the Mariners- previous two Hyundai A-League fixtures by virtue of a back injury - credible results away to the Queensland Roar and the Wellington Phoenix.

Fully fit and promoted to the starting eleven at the expense of luckless defender Andrew Clark, who was bedridden with the flu on match day, Caceres seized his chance with a telling 89 minute contribution that so nearly provided the Mariners with what would have been the match winning goal.

Caceres- form is an added bonus to a Mariners line up that has been firing on all cylinders in attack - with the goal scoring touch of Dylan Macallister, Sasho Petrovski and Matt Simon ensuring that the yellow and navy are amongst the most feared attacking outfits in the Hyundai A-League.

"I think the team played very well at the weekend, we were quite happy with the way we played, just disappointed to lose it in the last ten seconds of the game," said Caceres.

"It-s good to be passing the ball around and playing good football, we thought we were going to sneak away with the win but right at the end they got their goal."

Buenos Aires-born and Perth raised, Caceres will potentially line up against his hometown club on Friday.

Caceres first appeared in the National Soccer League for the Perth Glory throughout the 2002/03 National Soccer League (NSL) season alongside current Glory squad members Jamie Coyne, Jamie Harnwell, Jason Petkovic and David Tarka.

Including this campaign and the following, Caceres contributed 43 appearances and eight goals to the Glory-s NSL charge, before making 18 appearances and scoring once for the Glory over the course of the inaugural Hyundai A-League season.

"It-s been good for me, coming back from my injury and I-m looking forward to the next few games and hopefully I can build on the performance against Melbourne," said Caceres.

"It-s always good playing against former clubs, obviously at the weekend it was Melbourne and now it-s Perth and they-re going to be tough to beat, they-re coming back from a good win against Wellington, but we-re looking forward to the challenge and we-ll be up for it."

The Mariners are back at Bluetongue Stadium on Friday, 26 September, when they continue their Hyundai A-League 2008/09 campaign against the Perth Glory in Round 6. Kick off is at 8pm.

The Mariners- National Youth League team will make its first appearance in the new elite competition for Australia-s best young players before the main game, also against the Perth Glory. Kick off is at 5.15pm.

Tickets for this match are on sale from Ticketek outlets, from the Ticketek website - www.ticketek.com.au, or via phone on 132 849.

Mariners Memberships for the Hyundai A-League 2008/09 season are now on sale at www.ccmariners.com.au.