Draws dominate A-League opening round
The first round of the new A-League season was dominated by draws with only one of the five matches resulting in a winner.
So the Central Coast Mariners were the only winners and their first half goal was enough to get all three points against new boys Melbourne Heart.
There was a contrast in the drawn matches with two ending goalless and the other two ending in high scoring 3-all draws.
The champions Sydney could not get a winning start as they defend their title.
However, should be happy that at last they managed to score against Sydney in a league match having failed to find the net in three attempts last season.
The North Queensland Fury got a last minute goal to secure a point in the other scoring draw of the round.
This week I will take a look at all the results for the Mariners from season 1 in the opening round:
|Perth Glory vs Central Coast Mariners||0 - 1|
|Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners||1 - 0|
|Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC||0 - 1|
|Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners||1 - 1|
|Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners||0 - 2|
|Melbourne Heart vs Central Coast Mariners||0 - 1|
So the Mariners have lost in the first round only when they have played Sydney FC and twice have opened the season in Melbourne and won.