Mitchell Duke popped up with a late winner to seal a 1-0 win for Central Coast Mariners against Newcastle Jets in the F3 derby on Saturday. Griffin McMaster gives us his player ratings from both sides.
The F3 Derby opens the season for two sides most pundits have written off as serious title contenders – which makes this clash on Brisbane Waters even more feisty as both sides look to start their season with a morale-boosting win.
After a six month break which, for many, felt like an eternity, the 10th instalment of the A-League is finally upon us. And if the hype is anything to go by, round one of the competition looks set to be a record-breaker.