Stat Attack: Mariners v Glory In Numbers

Glory v Mariners - Diego Castro and two defenders

Our final Stat Attack of the decade is here!

Check out all the numerical main plates and historical side-salads you need ahead of Tuesday’s Round 12 clash with the Mariners in Gosford.

Doubling Up

Glory have won on their last two trips to Gosford, doubling their number of victories at Central Coast Stadium in the process.

Of the 20 overall meetings between the two clubs in NSW, the Mariners have won 14 and there have been just two draws.

Backing Up

Glory v Jets - Bruno Fornaroli celebrates

Glory have lost only one of their last five Hyundai A-League games the week after having scored five or more goals in a game (W3, D1).

Misfiring Mariners

The Mariners are the joint-lowest scorers in the competition this term with nine, while Glory are the third-highest scorers with 18.

Sydney FC lead the way with 24 goals.

Dangerman Diego

Glory v Jets - Diego Castro and co celebrate

Perth Glory’s Diego Castro (3 goals, 3 assists) is one of only two players to have both scored 3+ goals and provided 3+ assists this season (Kosta Barbarouses being the other with 4 goals and 3 assists).

Debut Defeat

Glory’s first ever trip to Gosford ended in a 4-0 defeat.

Stewart Petrie (2), Noel Spencer and  future Glory signing Dean Heffernan found the net for the hosts back in October 2005.

Key Man Kye

Kye Rowles

Kye Rowles has been Central Coast’s go-to man this term judging by some of the numbers he’s posting.

The 21-year-old leads the way for passes attempted (514), passes in own half (354), blocks (13) and clearances (42).

Symmetrical Scoring

Glory’s 18 goals this season have been evenly split with nine before half-time and nine after.

In contrast, only two of the Mariners’ nine goals have come in the second half.

Killa Touch

Glory v Sydney FC - Neil Kilkenny in full flow

Neil Kilkenny (823) has had more touches of the ball than any other Glory player this season.

Diego Castro is next on the list with 790, followed by his compatriot Juande on 720.