Central Coast Mariners
Adelaide United
Hyundai A-League R19
Central Coast Stadium
2016-02-14T08:00:00+00:00
Attendance
5,096

Adelaide United's super comeback win in Gosford

Adelaide United powered back from a goal down at half-time to defeat Central Coast Mariners 3-2 in Gosford on Sunday night.

In a game delayed four hours from its original 3pm kick off due to the heat, it was the Mariners who racked up the fouls in a physical opening stanza,

And it was a brilliant Fabio Ferreria goal that had the Mariners up 1-0 at the break and looking confident. 

Yet in their fourth game in 14 days, the Reds turned up the heat with three second half goals to stun the home side and push Gui Amor's side into third spot on the ladder.

GOALS

31’ 1-0 Fabio Ferreira: Central Coast

On the halfway line, the winger was put through down the right and with the Reds’ high line exposed he arrowed in on the goal before calmly nutmegging Eugene Galekovic for his sixth of the season (with his trademark bow and arrow celebration).

Fabio Ferreira

53’ 1-1 Isaias: Adelaide United

Bent his set-piece past the wall and Paul Izzo wasn't quick enough and couldn’t get across to stop it.

65’ 1-2  Bruce Djite Adelaide United

McGowan won the headed contest from a corner and Djite was there to poke it home in front of Izzo, despite a hint of offside.

Bruce Djite

90' 1-3 Stefan Mauk Adelaide United 

Terrific lead up work from Craig Goodwin and Mauk takes his time and smashes it home to put the contest beyond the Mariners. 

92' 2-3 Josh Bingham Central Coast 

The ball was cleared and the Mariners striker's shot was spilled by Eugene Galekovic proving a late consolation for the home side. 

KEY MOMENT

Stella's effort could've salvaged a point for the Marineres but with space and time his power shot sailed over the bar in stoppage time.

TREATMENT TABLE

Luis Garcia, worryingly, took a knock in the first half. And Mariners’ Michael Neill limped off in the second half, as did Carrusca for the Reds. 

HIGHLIGHTS REEL

Carrusca’s inventive flick-up free kick. Caught the Mariners unawares. And Mitch Austin’s pace and power had the fans off their feet in the first half.

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

Starting Luis Garcia didn't work on this occasion. Is he better as an impact player? That's the question. 

THE FINAL WORD

The Reds’ incredible run continues and this result showed they have some character after going down 1-0 in the heat in Gosford at half-time. 

They’ll enjoy a good week of recovery ahead of a blockbuster clash with Victory on Friday night.

The Mariners continue to show defensive frailties while Luis Garcia didn’t have much impact in a game that rarely reached the heights in the heat.

TEAMS:

Central Coast Mariners (4-4-2): Izzo (GK); Roux, McGing, Poscoliero, J Rose; Montgomery, L Rose (Buhagiar 81'), Garcia (Bingham (58’) Neill (Stella 63’); Ferreira, Austin.

Subs: Bray (GK), Buhagiar, McDonald, Stella, Bingham.

Adelaide United (4-3-3): Galekovic (GK); Marrone, McGowan, Elsey, Goodwin; Mells, Isaias, Carrusca (Mauk 69’) Kamau (Sanchez 77’) Djite, Cirio (Dugandzic 87') 

Subs: Hall (GK), Mauk, Sanchez, Warland, Dugandzic.

Red cards: nil

Yellow cards: 

Central Coast: Poscoliero

Adelaide: McGowan, Elsey

Conditions: 25 degrees, clear

Attendance: 5096 @ Gosford Stadium

Hyundai A-League 2017/18
# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC 27 20 4 3 64
Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 50
Melbourne City FC 27 13 4 10 43
Melbourne Victory 27 12 5 10 41
Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 39
Brisbane Roar FC 27 10 5 12 35
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 27 8 9 10 33
Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 32
Wellington Phoenix 27 5 6 16 21
Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 20
# Club P W D L PTS
Brisbane Roar FC Women 12 9 1 2 28
Sydney FC Women 12 8 1 3 25
Newcastle Jets Women 12 6 2 4 20
Melbourne City FC Women 12 6 2 4 20
Canberra United Women 12 5 1 6 16
Perth Glory Women 12 4 2 6 14
Melbourne Victory Women 12 3 2 7 11
Western Sydney Wanderers Women 12 3 2 7 11
Adelaide United Women 12 3 1 8 10
Group A
# Club P W D L PTS
Melbourne City FC Youth 8 5 1 2 16
Melbourne Victory Youth 8 4 1 3 13
Adelaide United Youth 8 3 2 3 11
Perth Glory Youth 8 3 1 4 10
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 8 2 1 5 7
# Club P W D L PTS
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Youth 8 6 0 2 18
Sydney FC Youth 8 5 2 1 17
Newcastle Jets Youth 8 3 3 2 12
Central Coast Mariners Youth 8 2 1 5 7
Canberra United Youth 8 1 0 7 3