CREATIVE Central Coast Mariner Tom Rogic made his starting debut for the Qantas Socceroos in a 9-0 thumping of minnows Guam on Friday night.
Tomas Rogic, right, made his starting debut for the Qantas Socceroos against Guam. Mathew Ryan remained on the bench.
CREATIVE Central Coast Mariner Tom Rogic made his starting debut for the Qantas Socceroos in a 9-0 thumping of East Asian minnows Guam on Friday night.
In desperate need of goals in their bid to qualify for the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup Finals to be held in Korea Republic next July, Holger Osieck-s men pushed forward from the referee-s opening whistle as they sought to reel in DPR Korea-s impressive goal difference.
While Rogic did not get on the scoresheet himself, the Mariners midfielder played an influential role throughout the game. Indeed, the former Tuggeranong United junior was central to much of Australia-s attacking movement.
Talented goalkeeper Mathew Ryan watched the match from the bench as Osieck continued his rotation policy for his two custodians. Adelaide United-s Eugene Galekovic stood between the sticks against Guam.
Ryan can expect to receive game time again on Sunday when Australia again searches for a solid victory against Chinese Taipei in their final match of the qualifying tournament.
Fans can watch the Qantas Socceroos- final EAFF East Asian Cup Qualifying match live online. Simply visit www.theworldgame.com.au to stream the clash.
Qantas Socceroos vs. Chinese Taipei Sunday 9 December, 2012 Kick-off: 8:00pm (AEDT)
Central Coast Mariners young guns Rogic and Ryan will return to the Club mid next week.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the duo will be available for selection for the Mariners- Round 11 Hyundai A-League clash against Melbourne Heart to be held at Bluetongue Stadium on Friday 14 December (kick-off 7:30pm)