Saturday, 2 October 2010

Bedlam at Gosford

What a game!

The Mariners are reborn.

They keep the ball, have more skilful players in their front six than ever before and if there strikers could hit the target or even score they'd be in with a shout of the title surely.

As it is they got three last night, and with Oliver Bozanic, Michael McGlinchy and Paddy Perez in the midfield how can you not want to watch this Graham Arnold lead team.

Josh Rose adds attacking menace down the left and Rostyn Griffiths is keeping John Hutchison out of the team. Interesting days.

And the ball was whizzed around the midfield with such pace and verve that a neutral could only Sydney FC were watching.

Yet despite this complete outplaying of the Fury, it was the Fury who fluked a lead with a deflected shot.

And David Williams isn't he maturing.

No longer flung out on the wing a la Tahj Minniecon for the Gold Coast, Williams has been moved inside and this guy can only get better and better. Pace and skill. Has he got the eye to be a number 10, an Aussie modern number 10?

Keep an eye on him and his Fury mates, Chris Payne continues to impress, Jack Hingert, Isaka Cernak as well. Despite being down to ten men at 2-2 it took all of Matt Ryans keeper skills to keep the Mariners in the game. Truly bizarre.

But a great game, with so many players trying to attack and win the game.

And then McGlinchy produced a piece of late late magic as he waltzed past the tiring substitute Chris Payne and put in the perfect cross. 3-2 to the Mariners.

Then the fans ran on to the pitch and wasn't that a great sight in Australian football; as mid-season the Gosford pitch is due to be dug up again.

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