Bozanic: The Mariners showed maturity by being patient

Mon 15 February 2021 | 11:46

Central Coast Mariners defeated Wellington Phoenix in their Sunday A-League clash.

The Mariners

have surprised A-League fans with their solid performances this season.

Alen Stajcic

’s side are leading the table with 18 points as they have won four of their last six league matches. The Mariners started their Sunday match against the Phoenix with dominance and their physical game paid off when Phoenix striker

David Ball

was shown a red card in the 27th minute.

Matt Simon

scored the opener for his side 13 minutes later and put Mariners ahead before half-time.

The Phoenix

were eager to mount a comeback in the second half but

Oliver Bozanic

’s goal from the spot-kick secured the win for the Mariners. In a post-match interview, Bozanic has spoken about his team’s performance.

"Sometimes it's not easy when they go a man down,

"They sit in, they wait for their opportunities, so you have to be careful with that as well.”

Matt Simon, who scored the first goal for the Mariners, has heaped praise on his teammate

Marcos Urena

for displaying a high-quality performance.

"You can see Marco's quality out on the pitch and that pass was just another showing from him of how good he is,"

said Simon.

"And he's only going to get better. I think he's still got a little bit to go to get 100% fit but I think he's shown his qualities so far.

"At the end of the day, I think it's a great performance by the team. It's a huge three points for us.


source: SportMob

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