A-League: Mariners hit the win

After successful his stint with Central Coast Mariners, teenage sensation Garang Kuol is “excited to study extra” when he joins English Premier League membership Newcastle.

A brace from Jason Cummings ensured Socceroos team-mate Kuol’s time on the Mariners culminated in a 2-1 New 12 months’s Eve win in Gosford over Melbourne Victory, who’ve now misplaced 5 of their 9 video games this season.

In his remaining A-League look earlier than his Newcastle contract started, Kuol performed 78 minutes earlier than being substituted and receiving a standing ovation from Mariners followers as he left the sphere.

“I used to be simply glad for the fellows,” Kuol informed Community 10.

“I knew the boys would safe the win and go into the brand new yr on a excessive.”

Along with his Mariners profession now over, Kuol mentioned he is trying ahead to persevering with his soccer journey in Europe.

“I am trying ahead to studying extra, being round completely different folks and cultures – I am unable to wait,” he mentioned.

Mariners captain and goalkeeper Danny Vukovic paid tribute to Kuol.

“You could have seen what he has already completed for us this season and final season,” mentioned Vukovic.

“He is a particular boy, a particular participant and he wished to ship him off with the proper tone with a win and we managed to try this.

“Now we’re all watching from right here and seeing how far he takes his profession.”

Kuol was concerned within the Mariners’ first objective within the eleventh minute when he widened the sport with a top quality move that overlapped full-back Storm Roux.

The New Zealander then sliced ‚Äč‚Äčinside along with his left foot earlier than delivering a pinpoint cross on the far publish for Cummings to place the hosts forward.

Cummings thought he had doubled the Mariners’ lead seven minutes later when he bought the ball again within the web after the Victory didn’t grasp a nook.

Nonetheless, VAR intervention resulted in Cummings accurately being flagged for offside within the lead as much as the objective.

The win was offset within the thirty ninth minute by a superb shot from Spain left-back Kadete, whose curl into the highest nook was too good for goalkeeper Vukovic.

Nonetheless, the Mariners restored their lead eight minutes after half-time with one other header from Cummings, who nodded dwelling his sixth objective of the season after the win once more didn’t deal with a nook.

Cummings might need had an opportunity to attain a hat-trick after referee Daniel Elder pointed to the penalty spot within the 66th minute after Mariners midfielder Josh Nisbet got here below problem from Victory goaltender Matt Acton, who made his first look of the season , went down after Paul Izzo injured his thumb in the course of the week.

However after the VAR’s recommendation and reviewing the video footage, Elder modified his thoughts and accurately determined that Acton’s arm reached the ball first earlier than Nisbet was introduced down.

A 3rd objective wasn’t crucial in the long run, nonetheless, because the Mariners celebrated their fifth win of the season.

“The boys continued within the second half, we gained and we’re glad,” mentioned Vukovic.

Initially posted as Jason Cummings scores twice to make sure Garang Kuol is a winner in his remaining sport for the Mariners