By Sunday morning there may well be another amazing chapter written in our Club’s already proud history.
Last week-s victory over Adelaide at home maintained the Mariners proud record in Hyundai A-League Finals history.
Once again the boys put in a disciplined performance and limited Adelaide to few chances of any real note.
Our winning goal just like the week before in Brisbane was another example of controlled counter attacking football by the team. The move was expertly finished by young Bernie Ibini.
This week-s game against Western Sydney Wanderers away will be the toughest of our season yet.
The Wanderers have had another great season and at home their home in Parramatta, with a vociferous crowd behind them, they are very difficult to beat.
Both teams match up on paper pretty well, so this should provide a very competitive, entertaining semi final. A Grand Final place is on offer, so neither side will leave anything on the pitch.
With an extra week-s rest having secured second spot, an extra day-s rest from their mid-week ACL game held in Parramatta, no travel, and home advantage, the cards are certainly stacked in their favour.
This all adds to the adversity of our situation, but there-s no doubting we at Central Coast Mariners FC love a challenge.
By Sunday morning there may well be another amazing chapter written in our Club-s already proud history.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Central Coast Mariners FC - 2014 Hyundai A-League Finals Series Saturday 26 April 2014 Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta Kick-off: 6:30pm Twitter: #ALeagueFinals TV: LIVE on FOX SPORTS & delayed on SBS TWO