Mariners rise to second
The Central Coast Mariners are now in second position at the end of round 11 after beating Adelaide United 3 nil.
The 3 nil defeat means the AFC Champions League runners up have now gone three matches without scoring a single goal but conceding eight.
This is not the kind of form that will get them into AFC Champions League in 2010 as they dropped to third on the ladder from second.
The Mariners have now jumped into second position and a win in their next match against table topping Melbourne Victory by a margin of three goals or more will see them take top position on goal difference.
In this round a total of 11 goals were scored and six of them in the first half. In the drawn match between Perth Glory and Newcastle Jets three goals were scored in the first half.
In the win over Adelaide the Mariners scored two goals in the first half and so this week we will look at how many goals each team has scored so far in the first half.
After round 12 we will look at how many goals each team has scored in the second half by then.
The table below just shows the first half goals for each team after round 12.
|Adelaide United FC||5||1|
|Central Coast Mariners||8||1|
Its not surprising to see that Queensland Roar have scored the highest number of first half goals away from home.
At home in the first the leading lights are the Mariners and Sydney FC with eight goals apiece. Its a blank for the Roar at home.