The Central Coast Mariners have secured their third consecutive win under Paul Okon thanks to a classy second half brace by Roy O’Donovan away from home against the Western Sydney Wanderers.
After a quiet first half for both sides at Spotless Stadium on Sunday afternoon where neither side enjoyed a clear-cut chance, it would be the second half that would see the away side spring to life and claim a crucial three points with eight games remaining.
The Mariners now sit two points out of the top six with their win over Tony Popovic’s Wanderers.
Statistics from the day
Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 3.Jack CLISBY, 6.Mitch NICHOLS (16.Jaushua SOTIRIO 72’), 8.DIMAS (c), 10.Nicolás MARTÍNEZ, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 14.Jumpei KUSUKAMI, 15.Kearyn BACCUS (13.Bruno PIÑATARES 88’), 18.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 24.Terry ANTONIS (11.Brendon SANTALAB 59’) Subtitutes not used: 1.Jerrad TYSON (gk) & 5.Brendan HAMILL Yellow cards: Central Coast Mariners: 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Jacob POSCOLIERO, 7.Fabio FERREIRA (14.Adam BERRY 82’), 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR (17.Josh BINGHAM 88’), 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (c), 11.Connor PAIN (13.Kwabena APPIAH 77’), 16.Liam ROSE, 22.Jake McGING Substitutes not used: 1.Ivan NECEVSKI & 5.Harry ASCROFT Yellow cards: 19’ Montgomery Sunday 12 February, 2017 Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Central Coast Mariners