The Central Coast Mariners’ hopes of capping off their fairytale season with a
Premiers Plate trophy have taken a massive blow following a 4-0 loss at home
to Brisbane that gives the Roar another boost in their quest for finals football.
They may have provided one of the best stories in Australian sport this year
but the Mariners have now gone four games without a win, hurting their
chances of keeping track with Melbourne City at the top of the table.
Compounding matters, they are set to be without their Costa Rican star Marco
Urena for up to three games following a horrible challenge on Brisbane
schemer Jay O’Shea that saw him issued with a straight red card.
“I thought it was a bit innocuous, I thought he went for the ball and got him
high after that. I don’t think he meant to get him high at all,” Mariners coach
Alen Stajcic said.
The Roar’s win, their third in a row and all away…