McBreen double fires Mariners to win over Jets

SHAUN DYAS
Last updated 00:08 09/12/2012

Relevant offers

Football

Wellington Phoenix sign Australian youth international fullback Scott Galloway TotalFootball Confederations Cup review Fifa being investigated over World Cup bids Chile crush Portugal on penalties to reach Confederations Cup final UK prosecutors charge six people over 1989 Hillsborough disaster that killed 96 Football Federation Australia: The past has come back to haunt FFA Saturday night football for Wellington Phoenix next season Prince William and David Cameron caught up in Fifa corruption scandal: report TotalFootball talks injuries, new Phoenix coach and the season ahead with Matt Ridenton Socceroos fall just short against Chile at Confederations Cup

Newcastle-born striker Daniel McBreen scored a brace to give the Central Coast Mariners a 2-0 victory over a disjointed Jets outfit in front of 13,112 fans at Hunter Stadium.

McBreen opened the scoring with a crisply taken strike in the 49th minute and he added to his tally in the 66th minute with an easy header on Saturday night.

Mariners fullback Josh Rose set up the first, McBreen's sweetly-timed right foot putting the ball past a helpless Matthew Nash in goal for the Jets.

For the second, Michael McGlinchey delivered a corner straight onto the head of an unmarked McBreen who has now scored against every A-League team except for the newly-formed Western Sydney Wanderers.

Both sides struggled to create opportunities in a largely lifeless first 30 minutes and young Mariners defender Trent Sainsbury earned a yellow card for an over exuberant challenge on Craig Goodwin in the 24th minute.

The match sprang to life in the 42nd minute and the visitors should have taken the lead.

Central Coast got in behind Newcastle on their right edge and Josh Rose squared the ball straight into the path of the A-league's leading marksman McBreen.

His shot went straight at Nash who fumbled but McBreen then had his follow up effort smothered by the Jets keeper.

A snapshot from Emile Heskey on 54 minutes was the home side's only real attempt on goal as the Englishman cut an increasingly isolated and forlorn figure.

Newcastle struggled without many of their regular players and the Mariners took advantage to reclaim top spot on the ladder, a point clear of Adelaide United.

The Jets remain fourth.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content