A tremendous strike from midfielder Brandon O’Neill gave Sydney FC a well deserved 2-1 away A-League triumph over winless Central Coast on Saturday.
O’Neill’s left-foot screamer from 25 meters in the 65th moment in Gosford soared into the net after the Mariners sponsored off and enabled him to take two contacts and advance nearer to objective.
There’s discussion of abroad enthusiasm for O’Neill however Sydney mentor Steve Corica says the club needs to expand his agreement, which terminates toward the finish of the season.
The Mariners ruled the primary half hour at Central Coast Stadium against a level looking Sydney, who inevitably energized.
“A week ago we played well and received nothing in return. Today we didn’t play well,” Sydney mentor Corica said.
“We didn’t made history the ball down at all in the principal half. Everything was going long and we didn’t get any second balls and we needed to complete much better.”
“The second half was better,” said Corica, who needs to include a striker with pace in the January exchange window.
Sailors captain Matt Simon, who changed from Sydney FC in the offseason, guaranteed some scoreboard compensate for the home group when he slid home a Matt Millar close from short proximity in the sixteenth moment.
However, Adam Le Fondre leveled from the punishment spot in the 42nd moment, after Jack Clisby fouled Rhyan Grant simply inside the zone. Kennedy got a hand to Le Fondre’s furious spot kick down, however could just tip it into the top of the net.
Sailors mentor Mike Mulvey was inflexible it wasn’t a punishment and felt an autonomous board of ex-players should help with the VAR procedure. He trusted keep going spot Mariners were destined for success and expected to hold conviction after their fourth straight misfortune.
I thought we played some great stuff today,” Mulvey said. “Simply those breaches of focus where we were on our foot sole areas for the punishment and the fellow skirted past on the left-hand side and I think Brandon had three or four addresses the ball before he really emptied.”
Preceding the objective Le Fondre, who has scored six objectives in the same number of A-League recreations, had one shot blocked and another endeavor from the Englishman had Mariners goalkeeper Ben Kennedy scrambling over his objective.
The home group had two possibilities in the initial 25 seconds, with Connor Pain’s shot obstructed by Grant and a subsequent endeavor hindered by Sky Blues goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne.
At an opportune time, the Sky Blues looked agitated by the Mariners pace out wide and powerful methodology, with Simon clacking into Jop van der Linden and Jacob Melling getting Milos Ninkovic on the knee.
Before O’Neill’s victor, Sydney came nearest to breaking the stop with Dutch protector Van der Linden crushing a free kick against the crossbar.
The Marines made a decent attempt to discover an equaliser.in the last 20 minutes. Aiden O’Neill had along range shot driven away by Redmayne while substitutes Tom Hiariej and Michael McGlinchey both discharged wide.
In the interim, there was a hold up in play in the second half when a man on crunches wearing a moon boot made it on to the field, and gestured to the group before he was evacuated by security.