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Mariners out to turn tables on Phoenix

Mariners out to turn tables on Phoenix

A-League leaders Central Cruise Mariners are confident history is now not going to repeat when they face Wellington Phoenix for the second time this season.

The Mariners are sitting just on top of the desk with 5 wins from seven video games but one of their two losses got here against Wellington, when they had been undone by a gradual Jaushua Sotirio winner at Central Cruise Stadium in gradual January.

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That 2-1 triumph used to be Wellington’s only victory to this point and Mariners goalkeeper Designate Birighitti is station to make certain the tables are turned in Wollongong on Sunday.

“That exertion – to concede a aim (with) three minutes to the conclude, it used to be disappointing,” he acknowledged.

“We had been the upper team that day but appropriate didn’t accumulate the three capabilities.

“We are going to be having a witness to leap reduction against them, or now not it is going to be a tough game.

“Wellington maintain a factual squad, they’re taking part in factual soccer.

“Outcomes don’t seem to be going their draw for the time being – so we desire to guarantee that we enact the total lot honest to trot out there on Sunday and accumulate all three capabilities.”

The Mariners maintain bested the likes of Sydney FC, Melbourne City and unique boys Macarthur this season, and may perhaps honest be excessive on confidence against the Phoenix.

“No matter who we play, we’re going into video games with substitute confidence this season,” Birighitti acknowledged.

Goalscoring sensation Alou Kuol has been a highlight for the Mariners but coach Alen Stajcic emphasised the importance of wonderful performances across the board.

“In actuality, that you would be able to rifle thru the total team and appropriate train that everyone’s taking part in at their top – and for me or now not it is now not their top, for me the ceiling’s much higher,” Stajcic acknowledged.

“We are going to appropriate continue to make stronger as a team and if we attend working together with the identical mentality we now maintain got for the time being, the enviornment’s our oyster.

“Nevertheless we now maintain appropriate got to guarantee that we attend our toes on the ground and preserve humble, and realise that what got us here used to be onerous work and what’s going to accumulate us to make stronger is continued onerous work.”


Central Cruise maintain won 5 of their opening seven video games.

Mariners sensation Alou Kuol has scored 5 dreams in seven video games, despite only making four begins. He averages a aim each 61.4 minutes.

Wellington maintain lost each their video games in Wollongong to this point this season.

Mariners out to turn tables on Phoenix