Match File: Mariners v Glory

The countdown to Round 3 starts here!

To help whet your appetite for Sunday’s clash with the Mariners in Gosford (kick-off at 2pm WST, watch live on Paramount+), we’ve rustled up our regular pre-match smorgasboard of sliced and diced stats, facts and historical trivia.

In terms of our most memorable trip to Gosford, it’s impossible to go past the 2012 Preliminary Final when Jacob Burns fired home the winning penalty in a dramatic shootout to book the club’s first ever A-League Grand Final appearance.

Glory frontman Bruno Fornaroli is currently the most fouled player in the A-League having been challenged illegally on 11 occasions in the opening two rounds.

Almost 50% of all goals in the A-League so far this season have been scored in the final 15 minutes of each half.
(31-45 mins – 22%, 76-90 mins – 26%).

The 11 games played across the league so far this term have yielded an exact split of home and away wins (both 36%).
The average number of goals per game has been 2.45, with both teams scoring in 55% of the fixtures.

Glory have won on five of their previous 24 A-League visits to Central Coast Stadium, with the Mariners claiming maximum points on 15 occasions.
The five most recent of those trips have yielded three wins and two draws for the men in purple.

The highest overall scorer in this fixture is Matt Simon (8), with Glory’s Andy Keogh second on six.