The seven year wait for finals football for the Central Coast Mariners looks almost certain to end after a sublime Danny De Silva winner earned them a 2-1 victory over the Macarthur Bulls in Campbelltown.
The win, which continues their miraculous transformation this season, was inspired by a sensational performance from Costa Rican international Marco Urena and elevates Alen Stajcic’s side back up to third place on the table with just two games left in the regular season.
“It’s a big stride towards the finals but it’s not mathematically sealed yet at all,” Stajcic said.
“I thought Urena was exceptional dropping in and picking up balls and for me I thought we should have been up two or three one at half-time.”
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In contrast, Macarthur remains in the tensest of battles…