Central Coast Mariners
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Caretaker boss Tony Walmsley has been confirmed as permanent head coach of the Central Coast Mariners for the 2015-16 A-League season.
Walmsley will become the Gosford-based club's fourth head coach in their 10-year history following Lawrie McKinna, Graham Arnold and Phil Moss. He took over on a temporary basis last month after Moss was sacked following a run of poor results.
His previous association with the club includes three years as Mariners' youth team coach, winning the 2011-12 A-League National...
Steven Lustica scored a hat trick as Brisbane Roar thrashed Central Coast Mariners 6-1 on Thursday.
Andrija Kaludjerovic opened the scoring for Brisbane in the 21st minute before Lustica (28, 41) scored his first two goals to put the hosts 3-0 up at the break.
Second-half substitute Devante Clut (48) scored two minutes after his introduction to the game with Brandon Borrello (50) adding the Roar's fifth two minutes later.
The Mariners pulled one back thanks to Daniel Bowles' 64th-minute own goal...
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