Preview: Round 4 v Central Coast


Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne Victory
Sunday, October 29, Central Coast Stadium
7:00pm AEDT
Live on Fox Sports 501


“Central Coast pose some different problems to teams and the way they set up. I dare say it’ll be a game where both teams will attack.

“It will be different to last week, they’re not going to sit back on the edge of their box, they want to dominate possession as well. It’ll be a good encounter to see who gets that ascendancy and dominates the game.

“It’s a good test for us (without Besart Berisha). The conversations we’ve had with the more experienced players in the group (is) to take some more responsibility.

“No doubt they’ll continue to lead from the front and in times like this they’ll have to take a little bit more responsibility and the rest will follow.”


“For us (it’s about) the overall intensity to come in and each individual to have that confidence about themselves that they play for this club for a reason.

“People don’t get to play for this club just because you’re lucky, you’re here because you have quality.

“Then to come out and transfer that into tactically what we want to do and always be on the front foot. We need to get back to dictating games and really being dominant all over the field.”



  • Melbourne Victory is undefeated in its last 12 games against Central Coast
  • Melbourne Victory has kept a clean sheet in three of the last four games against Central Coast
  • Leroy George has created 10 chances this season, the equal-most in the league

Central Coast Mariners squad (two to be omitted): 1. Ben Kennedy (GK0, 2. Storm Roux, 3. Josh Rose, 4. Jake McGing, 6. Antony Golec, 6. Tom Hiariej, 7. Andrew Hoole, 9. Asdrubal, 10. Daniel De Silva, 11. Connor Pain, 12. Trent Buhagiar, 13. Kwabena Appiah, 14. Adam Berry, 15. Alan Baro ©, 16. Liam Rose, 17. Josh Bingham, 18. Tom Glover (GK), 23. Wout Brama

In: Andrew Hoole, Adam Berry
Out: Nil
Unavailable: Kye Rowles

Melbourne Victory squad (two to be omitted): 1. Matt Acton (GK), 2. Jason Geria, 4. Rhys Williams, 5. Mark Milligan, 6. Leigh Broxham, 8. Besart Berisha, 9. Kosta Barbarouses, 10. James Troisi, 11. Mitch Austin, 14. Thomas Deng, 18. Matias Sanchez, 19. Pierce Waring, 20. Lawrence Thomas (GK), 21. Carl Valeri ©, 22. Stefan Nigro, 23. Jai Ingham, 31. Christian Theoharous, 41. Leroy George

In: Pierce Waring, Christian Theoharous (both promoted)
Out: Nil
Unavailable: James Donachie (quad)