Mariners vs Jets #F3Derby

The Yellow & Navy have returned from Canberra with some bumps and bruises that will see Jacques Faty sidelined for the weekend, providing a test for Paul Okon’s defensive depth.

In addition, Jacob Poscoliero is still battling for full fitness and will need at least another week before making his return to the Hyundai A-League.

Scott Galloway made an early exit to last week’s remembrance round match against Wellington Phoenix due to a hamstring complaint and will be given until game day to prove his fitness ahead of what could be his first #F3Derby.

Much to the delight of Mariners’ supporters Harry Ascroft returns from a groin injury that has kept him out of Okon’s plans since his arrival and will provide an option for his side’s back four.

Ascroft started and played a full 90 minutes in the club’s first Foxtel National Youth League match on Sunday.

The attacking stocks remain unchanged for Okon’s provisional squad with everyone pulling up well this week at training.

Looking at the other end of the freeway, our opponents will also front with depleted defensive options including the omission of former Mariner and Jets Skipper, Nigel Boogaard who was injured against Melbourne City.

With more reasons than ever to be excited about the #F3Derby, who’s travelling with us to Newcastle?

Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1.Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 5.Harry ASCROFT, 6.Blake POWELL, 7.Fabio FERREIRA, 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (c), 9.Roy O”DONOVAN, 10.Mickael TAVARES, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Kwabena APPIAH, 14.Adam BERRY, 16.Liam ROSE, 17.Josh BINGHAM, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 21.Michael NEILL, 22.Jake McGING **two to be omitted**

Ins: 5.Harry ASCROFT (return from injury), 13.Kwabena APPIAH (promoted), 17.Josh BINGHAM (promoted)
 
Outs: 19.Jacques FATY (knee injury – 1 week)

Unavailable: 23.Jake Adelson (ACL – indefinite), 4.Jacob POSCOLIERO (quad strain – 1 week)

Newcastle Jets Squad: 3. Jason HOFFMAN, 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8. Mateo POLJAK, 9. Aleksandr KOKKO, 10. Wayne BROWN, 11. Labinot HALITI, 13. Ivan VUJICA, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 16. Nicholas COWBURN, 18. MA Leilei, 19. Morten NORDSTRAND, 20. Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 23. Devante CLUT, 28. Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 30. Pierce CLARK (Gk) **one to be omitted**

Ins: 5. Ben KANTAROVSKI (returns from injury), 18. MA Leilei (promoted), 30. Pierce CLARK (Gk) (returns from injury)

Outs: 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (knee - 6 weeks), 40. Jim FOGARTY (Gk) (short-term contract ended)

Unavailable: 1. Ben KENNEDY (achilles - season), 2. Daniel MULLEN (knee - 5-7 weeks), 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (knee - 6 weeks), 21. Daniel ALESSI (knee - season), 22. Lachlan JACKSON (ankle - 3-4 weeks)

Match Details Hyundai A-League 2016/17 – Round 7 Sunday 20 November 2016 Newcastle Jets vs. Central Coast Mariners Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, New Lambton kick-off: 5:00pm (AEDT) Pre-Game Function: 3:30pm Sunnyside Tavern, New Lambton Official hash-tags: #F3Derby & #CCMFC TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 505 Radio Broadcast: 96.3 Coast FM