“City fans fill up the ground before kickoff…….
On a cold, wet night at AAMI Park, Melbourne City tonight celebrated their 10 year anniversary of being mediocre, I mean, since their induction into the competition against a Central Coast side who were on a high from knocking off Perth last week.
If this game were a relationship, Central Coast are terrible at foreplay. For the first 10 minutes, they did not get a touch and looked all over the place. The just watched as Melbourne City kick the ball around among themselves. Slowly the Mariners got into the game with a few half chances here and there but then all the hard work came under done.
Mariners plays watching what turned out to be a Good header.
Scott Jamieson tried his best Scott Galloway impression and unleashed a right-footed thunderbolt that Mark Birighitti got a hand on. From the resulting corner, Curtis Good tucked home his header to give City a deserved lead even if at that point it was against the flow.
The Good goal sparked Melbourne City into life with Craig Noone coming within a bee-dick of putting City two up with a superb curling shot that rattled the bar so hard I felt it in my fillings!
Ziggy Gordon can’t bear to watch any more
City really started to streak away in this game after half time, dominating the possession and having the better of the chances and around the hour mark, Adrian Luna flicked a cross from Connor Metcalfe passed the Central Coast keeper to double City’s lead.
Luna gets a flick, City get a two goal advantage
The lead became three when, at the 82 minute mark, Rostyn Griffiths bundled home from a free-kick to seal the deal for City after Birighitti managed to save the initial effort.
Central Coast got a very late consolation goal through Jordan Murray after a well worked piece of play which took a lucky deflection of Danny De Silva and a very tidy finish from Murray.
Mark Birighitti and a City fan both walk leaving AAMI Park after the game
City get the win and keep their unbeaten record intact for their trip to Brisbane and keep their 5547 fans tonight happy.