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The Central Coast Mariners had their FFA Cup run ended on Wednesday night, as Riley McGree’s late goal helped Adelaide United progress to the 2019 Final.

Post-match, Alen Stajcic spoke briefly about the match and audio and vision is available below to download.

Media Download |

Alen Stajcic Vision – Click here to download

Alen Stajcic Audio – Click here to download

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Central Coast Mariners launch new Umbro playing kit

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The Central Coast Mariners are excited to launch the club’s brand new Hyundai A-League 2019/20 playing kit with Umbro Australia.

The new strip was debuted at the Member exclusive ‘MarinerPalooza’ event on Friday night on the Coast, and the design harks back to that worn by the club in the inaugural season of the Hyundai A-League.

The blue-striped right shoulder is a throwback to the early days, with the Mariners traditional yellow serving as the base of the jersey.

Four palm trees and the words ‘The Community Club’ adorn the back just below the collar, a nod to the Mariners’ presence on the Central Coast and the role the club plays locally.

With the Masterfoods logo once more on the front of the jersey, it is assured the famous sauce bottles will be on display during the 2019/20 season at Central Coast Stadium.

Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp said the kit was an exciting chance to connect the club with its roots once again.

“This kit follows on from our recent FFA Cup kit launch, paying homage to the past in particular our original jersey with one navy sleeve and one yellow sleeve,” Mielekamp said.

“We have gone with the traditional, clean yellow base of the jersey and it bears strong resemblance to our kit from the 2012/13 Grand Final kit, which remains an important moment for our club and supporters.”

“Ultimately, it gives our fans something to connect to the core values of the club, and all of us at the Mariners are excited for this to become an iconic strip in the history of our club.”

Mielekamp admitted that there was a late change to the strip ahead of the planned launch, which caused a stir in social media during the week.

“We did have a design that made it most of the way through the process, before it was changed at the very end,” he said.

“Some people would have seen that kit doing the rounds yesterday thanks to a little prank from Danny DeSilva, this ensure there was some hype and mystery around what the kit would be.”

The kit is now available for pre-order, and is available in a range of styles and sizes including a Ladies cut and children’s sizing.


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CC Mariners media release

The Central Coast Mariners will host an FFA Cup Semi-Final for the first time, with Alen Stajcic's side drawn to face Adelaide United for a spot in the 2019 final on Wednesday, 2nd October at Central Coast Stadium.

The match represents the second time that the Mariners have made the semi-finals, with the first coming back in the inaugural edition of the FFA Cup as we fell to Adelaide away from home.

Head Coach Alen Stajcic said he is looking forward to the game, and implored the Coast to get behind their team on a big stage.

"The team are all really excited now to be at this stage of the competition, and in particular the chance to play in front of our home fans," Stajcic said.

"We have had a few away games the last couple of rounds, so to be able to bring a game to our Central Coast supporters and let them show their passion is great."

"It's a great chance for our fans to show their support for the badge and the club, so the whole group is hoping to see as many fans at Central Coast Stadium as possible."

Ticketing details for the match will be released soon.

Match Details |
FFA Cup Semi-Final
Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United
Wednesday, 2nd September - 7:30pm
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

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Late Majok winner sends Mariners into semi-finals

Late Majok winner sends Mariners into semi-finals

Hume City FC 0 Central Coast Mariners 1 (Majok 92’)

The run down

It was a battle for possession during the early stages of the game as both sides showed plenty of attacking intent. Matty Simon and Ziggy Gordon both tested Michael Weier early but the Hume keeper was up to the test.

The home side had the best chance of a very open half as James Brown smashed his volley into the side netting, while the intensity began to rise midway through the half as a brave Hume outfit was starting to frustrate the yellow and navy.

The Mariners continued to look dangerous and a whipped delivery from Tommy Oar was headed wide by Kye Rowles, before Mark Birighitti parried away an effort from Steven Hewitt.

The second half saw the NPL outfit take the game to the Mariners with Marko Delic curling his shot just wide of the Mariners goal and it was an end to end affair with Sam Silvera hitting the crossbar from distance and Danny DeSilva unable to convert the rebound.

The Mariners began to assert dominance and a great free kick by Milan Duric was acrobatically dealt with by Weier, while Sam SIlvera started to grow into the game and became a major hassle for a stern Hume defence.

Hume were handed a chance with a free-kick on the edge of the area but it was fired wide by Daniel Dixon, and shortly after Tommy Oar raced forward but dragged his effort just past the outside of the post as time wound down.

As both teams started to throw players forward, Hume caught the Mariners out on the break, but Jack Clisby put in an inch perfect tackle that denied the home side a great opportunity.

The deadlock was finally broken though in the third minute of stoppage time as substitute Abraham Majok put the ball in after an almighty scramble in the box.

The last-minute winner earned the Mariners progression into the semi-finals of the FFA Cup and means Alen Stajcic’s side is just won win away from the final.


92’ MAJOK GOAL (1-0): A great set piece delivery from Sam Silvera created a scramble in the box with the final touch coming from Abraham Majok to win the game for the Mariners.

Hume City FC: 1. Michael WEIER (GK), 4. Paul WILSON, 5. Daniel DIXON, 6. Harry MONOGHAN (c), 8. James BROWN, 10. Steven HEWITT, 13. Matthew LAZARIDES, 14. Mitch COOPER, 15. Hayden TENNANT, 18. Benjamin BOWLER, 19. Marko DELIC (12. Mark OCHIENG 73’)

Substitutes not used: 20. James KAPURANOVSKI (GK), 9. George HOWARD, 11. Theodore MARKELIS, 24. Umut BOZDUGAN

Yellow cards: TENNANT 33’,

Central Coast Mariners: 1. Mark BIRIGHITTI (GK), 2. Ziggy GORDAN, 3. Jack CLISBY, 7. Milan DURIC (14. Abraham MAJOK 72’),10. Thomas OAR, 11. Daniel DESILVA, 15. Kye ROWLES, 16. Dylan FOX, 17. Samuel SILVERA, 19. Matthew SIMON (c) (9. Jordan MURRAY 76’), 32. Gianni STENSNESS

Substitutes not used: 12. Adam PEARCE (GK), 8. Michael MCGLINCHEY, 21. Ruon TONGYIK

Yellow cards: DURIC 31’, MAJOK 80’,

Tuesday, 17 September 2019
ABD Stadium, Broadmeadows
Crowd: 1928
Hume City FC vs. Central Coast Mariners

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Mariners to take on Central Coast's best in double-header at Pluim

Pluim Park will play host to the 2019 Central Coast Select fixture on Wednesday 25th September, as the Central Coast Mariners get set to take on some of the best local talent from the Coast region.

The match will be the second in a double header, with the Central Coast Mariners Academy Women taking on a CC Select side as well in the first match.

With the squad heading to Melbourne to take on Hume City next week, the fixture will give Mariners fans a chance to catch their side in action at home after a string of away fixtures, including the recent tour of Tasmania where the side took on a Tasmanian State Team and South Hobart FC.

Head Coach Alen Stajcic said the match would be a great pre-season occasion, and a chance for the community to get behind the team.

“As a group, we are all really looking forward to this match against the Central Coast Select,” Stajcic said.

“It’s a chance for us to put on a show for the community, but also a chance for us and the fans to see some of the local talent that is around, and an opportunity for those players to showcase themselves against A-League opposition.”

Central Coast Football CEO Darren Sprod said the event is a great opportunity for the region’s best male and female footballers.

‘I’m really excited at the prospect of hosting the Central Coast Mariners Select match at Pluim Park on the 25th of September,” Sprod said.

“Events like these provide football fans throughout the Central Coast region the unique opportunity to see their professional football team mix it with the best talent from our regions local clubs.’

‘As well as the Mariners A-League side taking on a squad comprised of the best talent from our local Battlewin Premier League competition, I’m delighted that we were able to extend this to include our region’s best female footballers too.

“On the back of an extremely competitive Central Coast Unity Bank Women’s League season, I’m sure the girls selected to represent our local clubs will be elated at the opportunity to take on their Central Coast Mariners counterparts.’

Central Coast Mariners members will receive free entry to the matches.

Wednesday, 25th September
CCMA Women v CC Select Women – 6pm kick-off
CCM v CC Select Men – 7:30pm kick-off
Pluim Park
Members: FREE entry
Non-Members: $5 entry (all funds going to the Yellow and Navy Foundation)


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