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Apr 02, 2019   |  8:02AM AET

Stat Attack: Mariners v Glory In Numbers

Stat Attack: Mariners v Glory In Numbers

Round 24 is approaching rapidly, so what better way to get in the mood for our crunch away clash with the Mariners than to take a wander down stats street?

Here’s your weekly dose of facts, figures and historical quirks…

Glory out for four

Glory will be aiming to win a fourth successive game against the Mariners for the first time ever.

The three most recent previous meetings have gone the way of the men in purple by scorelines of 4-1, 3-1 and 3-2 respectively.

Spot On

Neil Kilkenny penalty v Roar

Glory have scored five penalties this season, four to Neil Kilkenny and one to his central midfield partner, Juande.

The Mariners have bagged just one, Matt Simon converting in the Round 13 defeat against Wellington.

Defensive Divergence

The Mariners are the only team yet to have kept a clean sheet in the Hyundai A-League this season, while Glory have kept nine, six of which have come in their last ten games.

Menacing Matt

Matt Simon

Central Coast skipper Matt Simon has scored six of his 50 A-League goals against Glory.

The striker’s favourite opponents, however, are the Mariners’ local rivals Newcastle, against whom he has found the net eight times.

Shoot!

Despite being the competition’s lowest scorers this term, Central Coast are currently fourth for percentage of shots on target with 48.4%

Glory lead both the scoring chart (47) and boast the highest percentage of shots on target (53.2%).

Fleeting Fergie

Ian Ferguson

Ex-Glory boss Ian Ferguson actually played three times for the Mariners while also employed in a coaching role by the club.

But his appearances, that all came off the bench during the 2005-06 season, totalled just three minutes in terms of time actually spent on the field.

Keeping It Clean

Glory continue to enjoy the best disciplinary record in the A-League this year, conceding the fewest fouls (246) and picking up 44 yellow and one red card.

The Mariners, meanwhile, have committed 326 fouls, received 52 yellow cards and had six players dismissed.

Central Roast

Glory’s first A-League visit to Gosford ended in a crushing 4-0 defeat back in October 2005.

Dean Heffernan, who would go on to feature for the WA side in the 2012 Grand Final, scored one of the goals for the hosts, with Stewart Petrie (2) and Noel Spencer adding the others.

#OneGlory