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Murray brace not enough to keep City down

In the first Hyundai A-League match behind closed doors the Mariners were defeated 4-2 by Melbourne City in the sides second meeting of this campaign.

Having suffered a 3-1 defeat in Melbourne to City earlier in the season the Mariners made two alterations to the side who went down to Brisbane last weekend.

Tommy Oar returned to the starting eleven alongside Joshua Nisbet at the expense of Milan Milan Ðurić who began on the bench and Daniel DeSilva who was absent through injury.

The match began at a frantic pace with three goals in the opening ten minutes seeing the hosts both take the lead then fall behind.

Jack Clisby’s whipped ball from the sideline found Jordan Murray with space to run through on Thomas Glover’s goal.

Some acute control and precise finishing saw Murray net his third of the season and second against City, after scoring in the previous meeting.

The visitors replied almost immediately though, striking back through Jamie Maclaren as he was teed up by Markel Susaeta, and ten minutes in to the game City were ahead, this time Susaeta netted himself as he ghosted at the back post to head home Craig Noone’s cross.

The half was an even affair as it continued with no real clear cut chances for any side, and the Mariners remained down by a goal at the break.

The second half began like the first with a goal after three minutes, MacLaren grabbing his second of the match so give Melbourne some breathing distance.

Some sloppy Mariners defending allowed Nathaniel Atkinson to make it to the byline and cut back for a grateful MacLaren to toe in his 17th of the season from six yards.

Birighitti denied MacLaren his hat-trick with a point blank save to keep the score at 3 ten minutes into the half, before producing a stunning stop to deny Florin Berenguer-Bohrer a fourth.

After riding the pressure the hosts regained a foothold in the game through a second goal of the game for Murray. A well worked cross from Chris Harold was met highest by Murray who powered a header past Glover to give the former NPL top scorer his first brace in the A-League.

However the Mariners determination was extinguished when MacLaren ensured he’d be leaving Gosford with the match ball, latching onto a blocked shot before looping an effort into the net.

The Mariners will now face Perth midweek, with details to be confirmed for that fixture.

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Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that following the latest Government advice re mass gatherings that the next series of 5 matches will be played however with a closed stadiums policy and only with essential match day personnel involved.

FFA Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, has been working with his team and all stakeholders to reschedule the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season in a condensed period.

“As we mentioned on Monday, we have made the decision to continue playing the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season, behind closed doors, whilst closely monitoring and adhering to the current Government directives and expert advice available to us at this time,” said O’Rourke

“Due to the recent decision by the Federal Government that all travellers to Australia arriving from Monday 16 March will have to self-isolate for a period of 14 days, Wellington Phoenix’s rescheduled Round 21 match against Sydney FC and their Round 24 fixture against the Newcastle Jets have been postponed. Likewise, Melbourne Victory’s Round 24 fixture against Brisbane Roar FC and their Round 25 match against Perth Glory have also been postponed. These postponements are due to both Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory self-isolating after arriving in Australia having been in NZ for their last match.

“Working in collaboration with our clubs, Fox Sports & ABC TV, PFA, venues and other stakeholders, we are looking to play the remaining 31 matches of the regular season in a condensed period by bringing forward matches from later rounds.

“We will continue to release the remaining fixtures on a rolling basis as we acknowledge the evolving COVID-19 protocols.

“We understand that these are difficult times for everyone and we will always put the health, welfare and safety of our players, coaches, match officials, volunteers, administrators and fans at the centre of our decision making process. Whilst fans will not be able to attend in person we urge you to continue to support your club and the Hyundai A-League by watching the matches on FOX SPORTS, ABC TV, Kayo or the My Football Live App and to get involved on social media channels” concluded O’Rourke.

Please note the following update to the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season Draw.

Round

DATE

HOME

 

AWAY

Kick-Off (Local)

Kick-Off (AEDT)

VENUE

Comments

24

Friday, 20  March 2020

Central Coast Mariners

v

Melbourne City FC

5:30pm

5:30pm

Central Coast Stadium

Updated Kick-off Time

27

Friday, 20  March 2020

Brisbane Roar FC

v

Newcastle Jets

6:30pm

7:30pm

CBus Stadium

Updated Venue, Date and Kick-off Time

24

Saturday 21 March 2020

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

v

Sydney FC

7:30pm

7:30pm

Bankwest Stadium

No change

26

Monday, 23 March 2020

Newcastle Jets

v

Melbourne City FC

7:30pm

7:30pm

McDonald Jones Stadium

Updated Venue, Date and Kick-off Time

24

Monday 23 March 2020

Perth Glory

v

Western United FC

6:30pm

9:30pm

HBF Park

Updated Date and Kick-off Time

Postponed Matches

Round

DATE

HOME

 

AWAY

Kick-Off

(Local)

Kick-Off (AEDT)

VENUE

Comments

21

TBC

Sydney FC

v

Wellington Phoenix

TBC

TBC

TBC

Match postponed

24

TBC

Newcastle Jets

v

Wellington Phoenix

TBC

TBC

TBC

Match postponed

24

TBC

Melbourne Victory

v

Brisbane Roar FC

TBC

TBC

TBC

Match postponed

25

TBC

Perth Glory

v

Melbourne Victory

TBC

TBC

TBC

Match postponed

For the complete Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season Draw, please see attachment or visit www.a-league.com.au

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Central Coast Mariners FC

Abraham Majok & Mario Shabow depart Mariners

The Central Coast Mariners can confirm it has reached agreements with Mario Shabow and Abraham Majok for both players to depart the club, effective immediately.

The Central Coast Mariners would like to thank the players for their professionalism and time at the club.

“We are appreciative of the contribution Abraham and Mario have made to the club, and wish them all the best for the future.”

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Central Coast Mariners to launch Mariners TV live from Central Coast Stadium

The Central Coast Mariners will keep fans involved despite the Hyundai A-League going behind closed doors, with Mariners TV to premiere ahead of Friday night’s clash with Melbourne City live from Central Coast Stadium.

Broadcast by JC Entertainment and Events, Mariners TV will help replace the standard pre-game fan interaction of a game day, and give viewers the opportunity to engage with the stream, send in questions and win prizes thanks to our partners.

Central Coast Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp emphasised the importance of adapting to the ever changing circumstances of the league.

"We just want to do what we can for our members and partners who have been so amazing in their support through this unprecedented time," he said.

"If we can in any way improve the unique match day experience for members who have to watch from home then that is the least we can do."

"It will be raw, and it is all coming together very quickly but we know for sure it will be a lot of fun."

The club will announce further details of how to tune in closer to Friday.

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CC Mariners media release

Football Federation Australia (FFA) on Monday confirmed that the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 regular season will continue, with all matches to be played behind closed doors.

This will begin on Friday, with the Mariners taking on Melbourne City at Central Coast Stadium as scheduled, with only essential staff in attendance.

The club continues to work with FFA and the Hyundai A-League through what is an unprecedented situation, and all parties are prioritising the health and safety of fans, players and staff moving forward.

For now, the Central Coast Mariners’ office in Tuggerah will be closed to external visitors with staff available for contact via email.

The Central Coast Mariners will endeavour to update all stakeholders continually as the situation evolves and as information becomes available.

Ticketing |
All casual ticket purchasers for our upcoming home games against Melbourne City, Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers will be contacted by Ticketek. They will arrange a refund with you in the coming days.

Due to the ongoing changes to the COVID-19 situation, we are currently working on a solution for our members and appreciate your patience at this time.

For membership and ticketing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community |
As a result of the developing situation and the implementation of social distancing measures by the NSW Department of Education, Central Coast Mariners have decided to suspend all school and community programs until further notice. The decision has been made to ensure the safety of our participants and staff in an effort to uphold social distancing measures and non-essential gathering advice as required at this point in time.

For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Academy |
In line with the guidance of FFA, grassroots football including Central Coast Mariners Academy matches can continue, however the club fully supports FFA’s suggestion that only people essential to the operation of the match be in attendance. The club will work to continually provide updates to Academy members via Academy channels.

For more Academy information, contact Ken Schembri at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information, please see the full release from FFA below.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today confirmed that the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 regular season, and the Westfield W-League 2020 Grand Final scheduled for this weekend will go ahead, but with all matches to be played behind closed doors and with no fans permitted to attend. This policy will apply for the remaining six rounds of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 regular season and will be reviewed for the Hyundai A-League 2020 Finals Series.

The decision by the Federal Government that all travellers to Australia arriving from today will have to self-isolate for a period of 14 days means that matches involving Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix will not proceed in Rounds 24 and 25 of the Hyundai A-League. These matches will be re-scheduled and Wellington Phoenix will play all their matches in Australia for the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season.

FFA also confirmed that grassroots football, including all levels of the National Premier Leagues and FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds, may continue to be played at this time in line with Government advice, but with additional measures implemented to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection or transmission through the football community, including recommended hygiene measures and appropriate social distancing at football matches.

FFA Chief Executive Officer James Johnson said that the decisions taken were designed to protect the 1.96 million members of Australia’s football community, as well as ensure that football’s vast community would be a positive force in helping Australians remain healthy and combat the spread of the virus.

“The scale of football means that we have a key role to play in maintaining the health and well-being of Australians, as well as their families and the wider community. We are doing so by allowing people to play, in line with the current Government position but with additional guidance to further improve social distancing at football fields around the country.”

“We have been working closely with our stakeholders, Government health officials and our own chief medical officer to develop our policies for the whole of the game following the COVID-19 outbreak. The situation is subject to constant change, and further measures may be necessary in the future.”

Johnson added: “The decision to play the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season, and the Westfield W-League 2020 Grand Final behind closed doors was made in consultation with the clubs and in accordance with the latest Federal Government advice.”

“The health and safety of all members of the football community, including players, coaches, referees, volunteers, administrators and fans continues to be of paramount importance. We will continue to work with the Government and seek advice as the situation changes.”

The National COVID-19 Working Committee will continue to meet and FFA will provide regular updates to the football community as the situation continues to develop.

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