The Cinderella story of Australian sport just continues to get better.
Having won four of the last five A-League wooden spoons, the Central Coast Mariners now sit a remarkable seven points clear at the top of the table, nearing the halfway mark of the season, following a 2-0 home victory over the second placed Macarthur Bulls at Central Coast Stadium.
It’s the Mariners’ eighth win of the season after just 11 games, having only managed eight victories in the previous two seasons combined.
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In an extra layer of magic to the story, the win was secured by debutant Matt Hatch’s first ever touch in the A-League as the local lad and former ball boy at the club cooly finished a pass laid on by Alou Kuol inside the area to secure three more points.
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