Wasteful Brisbane Roar edge out brave Mariners in A-League win

  • Brisbane Roar 1-0 Central Coast Mariners at Central Coast Stadium
  • Thomas Kristensen’s first half strike edges Roar past Paul Okon’s side

A first half strike from Thomas Kristensen has helped a wasteful Brisbane hold off Central Coast 1-0 and claim their first win of the A-League season. The loss keeps Central Coast without a win this season and extends their winless run to 13, however rookie coach Paul Okon will be buoyed by his team’s effort.

Playing in their first home game of the season, the Mariners treated the 7,073 crowd with an intent missing from their 4-0 humiliation against Sydney FC a week earlier. The return of Fabio Ferreira injected a creative outlet early on the right flank, while gloveman Paul Izzo produced a number of strong saves in place of a sacked Ivan Necevski.

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