A-League: Central Coast Mariners conquers Macarthur 2-1

SYDNEY. Central Coast Mariners beat Macarthur to win 2-1.

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SYDNEY. Central Coast Mariners beat Macarthur to win 2-1. It was Central Coast Mariners to strike first with an early goal of Marco Túlio at the 4′. Then J. Cummings scored again for Central Coast Mariners in the 27′ minute with a goal. Eventually, Matthew Millar reduced the distance for Macarthur with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​

The match was played at the Campbelltown Stadium (Sydney) stadium in Sydney on Friday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Alireza Faghani with the collaboration of Kearney Robinson and Hugh White. The 4th official was Stephen Lucas. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 22.2 degrees Celsius or 71.92 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 79%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Macarthur was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Central Coast Mariners that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Macarthur was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 7 were on target. Nevertheless, Central Coast Mariners was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Macarthur shot 14 times, 7 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Central Coast Mariners shot 15 times, 11 on target, 4 off target.


Macarthur received 2 yellow cards (Jake Hollman and Bachana Arabuli). Regarding the opposition, Central Coast Mariners received 5 yellow cards (Storm Roux, Marco Túlio, Michael Ruhs, Danny Vukovic and N. Triantis).

After this match, Macarthur will stay with 17 points to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, Central Coast Mariners will have 19 points to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 4'

    Marco Túlio

  • 27'

    J. Cummings

  • 46'

    Daniel Arzani

    Alhassan Touré

  • 53'

    Storm Roux

  • 57'

    Matthew Millar

  • 58'

    M. Balard

    Harrison Steele

  • 63'

    Marco Túlio

  • 68'

    Jake Hollman

  • 71'

    Michael Ruhs

    Sam Silvera

  • 79'

    Michael Ruhs

  • 83'

    Anthony Carter

    Kearyn Baccus

  • 84'

    Paul Ayongo

    J. Cummings

  • 84'

    Thomas Aquilina

    Béni Nkololo

  • 87'

    Jake McGing

    Matthew Millar

  • 87'

    Craig Noone

    Jed Drew

  • 87'

    Danny Vukovic

  • 89'

    Bachana Arabuli

  • 89'

    N. Triantis

Next match

In the upcoming A-League match, Macarthur will play away with Adelaide United on the 20th of January with a 3-2 head to head record in favor of Macarthur (0 draws).

Central Coast Mariners will play away with Wellington Phoenix on the 22nd of January with a 18-18 head to head.

Macarthur: Formation and Lineups

Macarthur started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Dwight Yorke chose to play with the following team: Filip Kurto (7.5), Matthew Millar (7.0), Tomislav Uskok (6.4), Jonathan Aspropotamitis (6.2), Ivan Vujica (6.8), Kearyn Baccus (7.2), Jake Hollman (6.9), Jed Drew (6.2), Ulises Dávila (6.0), Al Hassan Toure (6.1) and Bachana Arabuli (7.0).


Macarthur made 4 changes: Alhassan Touré for Daniel Arzani (46′), Kearyn Baccus for Anthony Carter (83′), Matthew Millar for Jake McGing (87′) and Jed Drew for Craig Noone (87′).

Best player: Filip Kurto

The player that probably impressed the most for Macarthur was the goalkeeper: Filip Kurto. His rating is 7.52. He performed 8 saves.

Central Coast Mariners: Formation and Lineups

Central Coast Mariners started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).

Talking about the opposition, Nick Montgomery played with: Danny Vukovic (7.2), Storm Roux (6.8), Nectarios Triantis (7.1), Brian Kaltack (7.4), Jacob Farrell (6.8), Beni Nkololo (6.4), Joshua Nisbet (7.2), Harrison Steele (7.1), Samuel Silvera (6.8), Marco Túlio (7.5) and Jason Cummings (7.1).


Central Coast Mariners made 4 changes: Harrison Steele for M. Balard (58′), Sam Silvera for Michael Ruhs (71′), Béni Nkololo for Thomas Aquilina (84′) and J. Cummings for Paul Ayongo (85′).

Top player: Marco Túlio

The player who no doubt impressed Central Coast Mariners the most was Marco Túlio.

His rating is (7.5) with 1 goal, 22 passes (90% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 4 crosses.

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