Newcastle travel the short trip to Gosford on Saturday to take on arch rival Central Coast Mariners. The Jets have 2 wins from their past 2 fixtures, while Central Coast have been shaky letting in 8 goals from their past 3 games, not including last nights Champions League match.
This season the Mariners and Jets have met twice with a 2 all draw in Round 4 and 3 nil victory to Central Coast at Gosford in Round 16.
But since those previous meetings a lot has changed, Mariners are leaking goals and Jets look like they have turned the corner. So for this week, the preparation would be look back at their 3 nil loss to the Mariners for motivation and for the coaching staff to study Wellingtons 4 nil win in Round 21 and Melbourne Victory’s 3-1 win last weekend.
Have clubs found a weakness in the Mariners defence and will Newcastle hit their opposition with another big defeat?