Statement win proves Mariners are a top team without Kuol

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After scoring four goals against Adelaide United in Saturday’s match, Central Coast Mariners have shown that they can net goals just fine without Garang Kuol.

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After a close opening half where the Mariners were leading by just one goal, the Central Coast kicked into high gear in the second half and scored another three goals.

The red card given to Isaías at the start of the second half was the start of the Reds’ unravelling.

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The misfortune didn’t stop there though, with two of the Mariners’ goals being scored off of Adelaide’s own players due to unexpected deflections.

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The Mariners showed that the deflected goals weren’t just flukes though, creating a whopping 21 scoring opportunities to the Reds’ 11.

“All the boys deserve massive credit tonight,” said Mariners coach Nick Montgomery.

“They put on a real performance today against a good Adelaide team.

The sensational performance proved that the Mariners still have an arsenal of dangerous strikers and are a threat to any team in the league despite the recent departure of Garang Kuol.

“We had a good result last week, and Garang moved onto Newcastle, but life goes on and you saw that tonight,” remarked Montgomery.

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The match was a perfect start to 2023 for the Mariners, propelling them to second place on the ladder.

By this point last season, the Mariners had only recorded three wins. This last match gives the Mariners their sixth win of the season.

After being knocked out in the elimination finals for the past two years, a championship title may finally be in sight for the Mariners with their progress this season.

““Everybody writes us off – wrote us off last year; wrote us off at the start of this season,” Montgomery said.

“It’s no secret that we’re the youngest team with the smallest budget in the league. But that’s what this club is about – it’s about being the underdog and just rising above it.

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But while the future is looking bright for the club, Montgomery is aware that more work needs to be done to keep the Mariners on the path to the finals.

“Confidence comes when you win games, but we can’t become complacent,” said the Mariners manager.

“This game is gone now and we’ll start preparing for next week’s game at Macarthur.”

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As the competition reaches the halfway point, the true challenge for the Central Coast will be consistency in their later matches.

Whether Central Coast Mariners can keep up the momentum from their last two victories will be put to the test when they play Macarthur FC in Campbelltown next Friday.

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Jasmine Singh
Jasmine Singh
One of the two journalists covering the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Central Coast Mariners for the 2022/23 season. Studying a Bachelor of Media (Communications and Journalism) / Bachelor of International Studies at the University of New South Wales. A true crime addict and dog lover.

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