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Let’s look at the head to head stats between each club, next up is the Central Coast Mariners.
The Sky Blues and Mariners first met in the Hyundai A-League in Round 4 of Season 2005/06, on September 16, 2005. Played at Aussie Stadium (Allianz Stadium), it was the Gosford club that triumphed on the day, with a stoppage time Noel Spencer goal sealing a 3-2 win.
In total, the two clubs have met 45 times across the Hyundai A-League, Finals Series and FFA Cup, with Sydney FC winning 23 games, drawing 10 and losing 12 of those encounters.
The Sky Blues have scored 83 goals against the Mariners, conceding 62 in the process, with the breakdown seeing 42 of those goals scored at home and the remainder away from home.
Former Sky Blues Alex Brosque and Shane Smeltz hold the record for most goals scored against the Central Coast side, both notching eight goals in 18 and 21 appearances respectively across all competitions, while current Sydney FC star Kosta Barbarouses has scored five goals against the Mariners, and earning four assists.
Matches against the Mariners have varied in score throughout the years, with both teams recording large winning margins and thrilling tight finishes.
Sydney FC’s largest win against the Central Coast Mariners came in both 2005 and 2015, with the Sky Blues’ triumphing 5-1 on each occasion, both times in Gosford.
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Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners
Season 2019/20 Comparison