|January 20, 2020||3:30 PM||APFA Club Championship (Finals)||2020||40'|
The third quarter final played saw 2nd placed Central Coast Mariners up against 7th placed Adelaide United. The fixture promising a lot with the big name match-up in the midfield between Santo Bongiovanni for United and Andrew Kim of the Mariners.
Central Coast came out gunning for an early advantage. They achieved their objective just over three minutes in when Chris Suffield sent a sideline kick to the top of are to the waiting guard of Andrew Kim. A straight push found the gap between Santo Bongiovanni and Jonathan Nguyen in goal to open the scoring.
Ten minutes later Andrew Kim was at it again. Chris Turnbull had an indirect free kick right at the top of the box. His spin sent the ball straight towards Kim who’s deft touch angled the chair and the slightest of touches edged the ball across the line doubling the Mariners lead.
The remainder of the half saw Central Coast pushing for their third whilst Adelaide were hunting for their first on the counter attack. Referee Rebecca Gulle blew the half time whistle with Mariners up by two.
The second half progressed rather uneventfully with neither team able to gain the advantage. With no further scores the match finished with a 2-0 win to Central Coast.