HARBOURSPORT  
CENTRAL COAST MARINERS v SYDNEY FC
Central Coast Stadium, Saturday 22nd December 2007.
Photos by Michael Shillito
The southern end, with
the scenic view of
Brisbane Water
The Cove flags
Who are ya, who are ya
The teams come on
The Marinators
Sydney Till I Die
Kick off
The Sydney defender gets
in front, but the Mariners
are awarded the free
The Mariners take the
free kick
First blood to the Mariners
Pondeljak takes a corner
Scramble in front of goal
The crowd continued to
build
Sydney FC's defenders in
position
The Mariners go 2-0 up
The Marinators are in
voice
But the game turned a
minute later when the
Mariners' keeper was
marched
Talay positions himself
for the free
Robbie Middleby makes a
clearance
Ball in dispute
Looking towards the
picturesque southern end
with the palm trees
The well-populated
eastern grandstand
Middleby on the halfway
line
The Away Cove, all in sky
blue
Oh When Sydney Goes
Marching In
The Cove are in voice
Sydney FC corner
And the ball goes into the
net, reducing the deficit to
2-1
The Sydney FC fans
celebrate
Sydney goal kick
Bridges looks for an
attacking opportunity
Come on Sydney sing the
fans
Central Coast, home of
the under-age driver
Into the second half
Sydney corner
Sydney score, and it's 2-2
The players celebrate, as
the flags wave
By now, Sydney are
getting the better of
possession
Aloisi is subbed off
Marching In
Penalty to the Mariners
And the home side is
back in front
Talay takes a corner
The Chop
Sydney FC appeal in vain
for a penalty
Biddle scores and it's 3-3
The contest was shaping
as a thriller, and the
nearly full house were
making plenty of noise
Sydney scores again,
hitting the lead
And the Sydney fans love
it
Sydney sets the wall
Sydney take a free
But the Mariners aren't
done yet, as they grab a
late equaliser
Brosque looks for a
chance to attack
Medical time-out for the
Mariners
Into injury time, Sydney
pepper the Mariners' goal
A penalty is awarded, and
the match hinges on this
kick
The ball goes in, giving
Sydney FC a 5-4 victory
The fans and players
celebrate
Amazing scenes on the
Central Coast
The Away Cove stay and
sing, long after the final
whistle
A pitch invasion at the
Marinators' end
The players acknowledge
the travelling support
Even Santa Claus was
impressed by a
remarkable game of
football
The fans continue to
celebrate as they leave
the ground
After what had been a
remarkable night