Central Coast Mariners defeated Wellington Phoenix in their Sunday A-League clash.
have surprised A-League fans with their solid performances this season.
’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 strikerDavid 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 butOliver 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 teammateMarcos 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,"
"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.
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