Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets
Saturday, 7 October 2017
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Kick-Off: 5:35 PM (AEDST)
The F3 Derby between Central Coast Mariners and Newcastle Jets also presents an intriguing match up. Both teams endured frustrating campaigns in 2016/17 but have been extremely active in the offseason and will be hoping to make a quick climb up the ladder this season. With the healthy rivalry between the two clubs it is always a match worth watching but this one will have a number of other reasons for tuning in. What effect will former Melbourne Victory mentor Ernie Merrick have on the Jets? Paul Okon has earned praise from many with his efforts with the Mariners but can he translate this into results on the park?
The Mariners won the last meeting between the two teams last year but Newcastle have earned points from four of the last five meetings with their F3 rivals including six points from the nine available in the last three at Gosford.