Hyundai A-League - 2012/2013 - Season 8

Mariners Goal Deluge in Derby
By Chris Dunkerley

2011/2012 Hyundai A-League - Round 5
7:30pm, Saturday 3 November, 2012
at Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Central Coast Mariners FC 7
(Tomas Rogic 16’, 62’, Daniel McBreen 39’ (pen), 65’, 67’, og. (Ryall) 30’, Michael McGlinchey 56')
defeated
Sydney FC 2
(Yairo Yau 8’, Ali Abbas 55')


(Photo by Lowenna Rappo for BOTN)

Central Coast Mariners won the derby over Sydney FC by a record seven goals to two on Saturday night, in front of a bumper crowd of 15,686. A hat-trick to Daviel McBreen and a brace for Tomas Rogic were features.

The crowd swelled by the derby, and expectations of Allessandro Del Pierro on the pitch, was of course dissapointed by news that the great man would not start or be on the bench. If they came for entertainment then they should have gone home satisfied nonetheless.

The Mariners set out the same side as last week but the visitors were forced into even more changes, with a first start for Panamanian Yairo Yau and an experimental backline.

The Coast were set back on their heels early as Sydney pressed fast and hard, and the home defence looked shaky, turning over possession. It was no suprise really then when Kruno Lovrek lobbed a ball over a static defence and Yairo Yau was on-side and on his way. He neatly by-passed an advancing Mat Ryan to net his first goal on debut and within 8 minutes. 0-1

Three minutes later however Central Coast were back level, with Tomas Rogic latching onto a rebound after Sydney 'keeper Ivan Necevski parried a shot from Mile Sterjovski. 1-1

Tomas Rogic received the ball 30m out and as the space opened for him he hit a strike that Ivan Necevski didn't hold. The ball spilled into the penalty area, where Daniel McBreen was following up. With no defender in 'coo-ee' the veteran striker pushed forward, where he was intercepted by Seb Ryall. With McBreen on the ground, Ryall could only divert the ball into his own net. 2-1

In the 38th minute former Mariner Trent McClenahan bundled over Michael McGlinchey inside the area and Daniel McBreen stepped up to beat Necevski's guess and score inside the right side of goal. 3-1

The Mariners were well on top but unable to make a further break-through late in the first half. At the break Sydney Coach Ian Crook changed his formation to wrest back control of the midfield, and for 10 minutes it looked like it was working.

In the 55th minute Yairo Yau turned provider, lobbing the ball onto a similar on-side run by Ali Abbas, who neatly chipped Mat Ryan. 3-2

The Coast came back immediately. Michael McGlinchey went wide on the left, and dribbled past two defenders, and into the clear inside the area. He swung a shot to his right that sailede into the top left corner of goal, with Necevski beaten. 4-2

Sydney's heads dropped at that blow and the Mariners lept at them.

In the 62nd minute Mile Sterjovski found space on the left, with the 'keeper well out. Rogic ran at goal, and side-stepped tackles, and forced the ball over the line. 5-2

In the 65th minute McBreen scored again when Tomas Rogic, with the ball in the area, and with defenders in front, saw space to steer the ball inside the far right post. Alas it rebounded but McBreen was alert and had followed in, bundling the ball home. 6-2

Daniel McBreen's final goal came two minutes later with a diving header after Rose sped down the left and crossed onto the path of the rejuvenated striker. 7-2

Yairo Yau, one of Sydney players who could keep his dignity from the game along with Brett Emerton, almost grabbed one back on 88 minutes but Ryan was able to take it well.

“I felt that performance was coming on Thursday. The way they trained Thursday was nearly the best I have seen since I have been at the Club and you could see the focus was there,” Mariners coach Graham Arnold said after game. “It’s a new system and still a work in progress. I think that we can better in transition to attack. We worked hard on that this week. The way I tried to build our new system is always about our defensive structure and our defensive structure is always about transition to attack.” On Daniel McBreen's hat-trick he added, "It’s fantastic for Macca. We have changed his training loads and how we work with him because he is such a hard worker”.



2011/2012 Hyundai A-League - Round 5
7:30pm, Saturday 3 November, 2012
at Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Central Coast Mariners FC 7
(Tomas Rogic 16’, 62’, Daniel McBreen 39’ (pen), 65’, 67’, og. (Ryall) 30’, Michael McGlinchey 56')
defeated
Sydney FC 2
(Yairo Yau 8’, Ali Abbas 55')

    Crowd: 15,686

    MATCH STATS:

    Central Coast Mariners FC :
    Player listing:
    1. Matthew Ryan (gk), 2. Daniel McBreen, 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 6. Patrick Zwaanswjik, 7. John Hutchinson (c), 10. Tom Rogic, 14. Michael McGlinchy (12. Troy Hearfield +82'), 16. Trent Sainsbury (5. Zac Anderson +85'), 18. Nick Montgomery, 21. Mile Sterjovski (9. Bernie Ibini +68')
    Substitutes not used: 20. Justin Pasfield (rgk), 8. Adriano Pellegrino

    Coach: Graham Arnold

    Yellow Cards: Trent Sainsbury 22'
    Red Cards: Nil

    Sydney FC :
    Player listing:
    1. Ivan Necevski (gk), 2. Seb Ryall, 7. Brett Emerton (c), 9. Paul Reid (24. Hagi Gligor +71'), 14. Mitch Mallia, 18. Trent McClenahan, 19. Kruno Lovrek (12. Blake Powell +46'), 21. Yairo Yau, 22. Ali Abbas, 23. Rhyan Grant, 25. Daniel Petkovski (15. Terry McFlynn +46')
    Substitutes not used: 20. Vedran Janjetovic (rgk)

    Coach: Ian Crook

    Yellow Cards: Trent McClenahan 38, Yairo Yau 41, Seb Ryall 83'
    Red Cards: Nil


    Referee:Srebre Delovski 9/10
    Assistant referees: Nathan MacDonald, Lance Greenshields; Fourth official: Tim McGilchrist; Match Commissioner:

    BOTN Player Points:
    3. Daniel McBreen (CCM)
    2. Michael McGlinchey (CCM)
    1. Tomas Rogic (CCM)

    Pitch rating: 8/10

    Game rating: 8/10

    Match Report, and ratings: By Chris Dunkerley (with thanks to club media). Photos: Lowenna Rappo for BOTN


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