Stat Attack: Glory v Mariners In Numbers


It just wouldn’t be a game week without a generous slice of stat pie!

So here it is – all the key numbers, records and random bits of trivia you need to know ahead of Glory’s clash with the Mariners in Gosford on Saturday.

Sinking The Mariners

Glory v Mariners - VIP - Bruno Fornaroli scissor kick

Glory have won five of their last six meetings with Central Coast, scoring three goals or more in each of those victories.

The men in purple have also not lost in Gosford since December 2017.

Head Count

Alex Grant has made 57 headed clearances so far this season – the highest number in the competition.

The 26-year-old has also won 68.9% of his duels, the highest percentage of any Glory player.

Bench Bonanza

Matt Simon

Substitutes have scored seven times for Central Coast this term which is the most across the Hyundai A-League.

Club legend Matt Simon has helped himself to three of those.

Goals, Goals, Goals

Glory have scored 35 goals so far this year at an average of 1.75 per game, the third-best ratio in the league.

The Mariners, meanwhile, have found the net 22 times at an average of exactly one goal per game which ranks them 11th.

Top Trio

Glory v Western United - Neil Kilkenny

Three Glory players have featured in every A-League game this season – Ivan Franjic, Liam Reddy and Neil Kilkenny.

The club’s most used substitute is Kristian Popovic who has made 10 appearances off the bench.

Keeping It Tight

Glory lead the league for clean sheets in 2019/20 with seven, even though Sydney FC have conceded six fewer goals in total (16 to Glory’s 22).

Central Coast, in contrast, have managed to keep the opposition scoreless just once this term.

Milestone Men

Victory v Glory - Popa and Reddy

Glory duo Liam Reddy and Tony Popovic are both poised to reach milestones this weeked.

Reddy is set to make his 300th career A-League appearance and Popovic will take charge of Glory for the 50th time in the competition.

Purple and Yellow and Blue

A host of players have represented both Glory and Central Coast over the years, including Danny De Silva, Liam Reddy, Chris Harold, Danny Vukovic, Dean Heffernan, Liam Reddy and Rostyn Griffiths.