HYUNDAI A-League football returns to Gosford’s Bluetongue Stadium this Saturday when Central Coast Mariners take on Melbourne Heart in the final round of the regular season. Kick-off is 5:30pm.
HYUNDAI A-League football returns to Gosford-s Bluetongue Stadium this Saturday when Central Coast Mariners take on Melbourne Heart in the final round of the regular season. Kick-off is 5:30pm.
The Mariners enter the round 27 contest on the back of an impressive 2-0 win over Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium on Sunday. Daniel McBreen scored his 16th goal of the campaign against the Reds, while substitute Mile Sterjovski recorded his first goal for the yellow and navy with a quite brilliant late strike.
In the day-s earlier game, John Aloisi-s Heart outfit had their Finals Series hopes dashed in Brisbane. The Roar won 2-0 at Suncorp Stadium, leaving Heart with only pride to play for in their last game of the campaign.
Central Coast Mariners have played Melbourne Heart twice this term and have claimed maximum points on both occasions. Indeed, Heart are yet to score against the Mariners this season.
In round 4, Pedj Bojic-s second-half set-piece goal earned the Mariners a narrow 1-0 win over the red and whites at AAMI Park. Bojic was at it again in round 11 as he scored a brace to lift his side to a 2-0 victory at Bluetongue Stadium.
Central Coast-s win in Adelaide piled pressure on Tony Popovic-s Western Sydney Wanderers who currently sit atop the Hyundai A-League ladder. The Wanderers must now claim at least a point at Hunter Stadium on Friday evening to secure first place. A loss against Gary van Egmond-s team will open an opportunity for the Mariners to claim back-to-back Premierships should they sink Heart at Fortress Bluetongue.
Saturday-s fixture against Heart will take on a “Superhero” theme as the Club encourages fans young and old to take have some fun in the final round of the regular season and come to the game dressed as their favourite Superhero.
At 4:30pm, a walk to the Stadium will take place from Kibble Park in the Gosford CBD. Supporters can unite with like-minded fans to rally behind the Club ahead of its game against Melbourne Heart.
The Superhero theme will also spill over to social media, with fans asked to use the hashtag #SuperheroSaturday on Twitter when conversing about the match. Supporters can post photos all week, and send their messages of support to the team using the hashtag.
Also this week, Central Coast Mariners and Hyundai A-League aficionados alike will have the opportunity to gain a behind the scenes look at life at the Club.
This season, the Mariners have been filming an exclusive documentary series entitled ‘The Code: Life with the Mariners-, tracking the team-s journey throughout the most anticipated season in Australian football history.
The first of six episodes will air on Fox Sports 3 & 3HD this Wednesday evening (27 March) at 7:30pm.
‘The Code: Life with the Mariners- is supported by Central Coast Tourism and the NSW Government through Destination NSW and its Regional Tourism Partnership Program.
Central Coast Mariners vs. Melbourne Heart - 2012/13 Hyundai A-League Round 27 Saturday 30 March, 2013 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Kick-off: 5:30pm Tickets: Please CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the match. Twitter: Join the match conversation on Twitter. The official hashtags are #CCMvMH & #SuperheroSaturday