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Dec 06, 2017   |  3:29AM AET

Five things to look forward to: City v Central Coast

Five things to look forward to: City v Central Coast

May the force be with us for Sunday’s double header.

Another blockbuster double header awaits, as our Women’s and Men’s teams go back-to-back for 180 minutes of scintillating football at AAMI Park on Sunday.

Two games for the price of one is great value if you ask us, but if you needed any added incentive, KIDS GO FREE! With any adult membership or ticket, you will have the option to claim one or two junior General Admission tickets (ages 4-14 years inclusive).

Click here to find out more.

It’s also Star Wars round, with plenty of activations happening pre-match at City Square and at half-time to keep the whole family entertained. So, fire up the hyperdrive and join us on Sunday. Click below to get your tickets!

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Top four Clash

Sunday’s A-League clash is shaping up to be one of the matches of the round.  A crucial win will see City move seven points clear of the fourth-placed Mariners, but a loss and they potentially drop below touching distance of the top two.  

If last week is anything to go by, Warren Joyce’s men rise to the challenge of a top-four encounter. Manny Muscat’s 86th minute heroics secured all three points for City against the second-placed Jets, handing Newcastle their first defeat at home this season.

Opportunity to hit our straps

After winning the opening four matches of the season, City has had it tough of late, despite playing football which arguably could have yielded more positive results.

But last week’s late win over the Jets presents the perfect opportunity for City to build off the result and carry momentum into the crucial Christmas period.

With three huge clashes over the next month including the Mariners, Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory, there is no better time for Joyce’s men to hit their straps.

The great wall of …

City were faced with an attacking onslaught for the opening 20 minutes of their clash against Newcastle last week.

Ernie Merrick’s men had several clear-cut chances in front of goal but were denied by a combination of desperate defending and terrific goalkeeping by Dean Bouzanis.

Not only would the manager be proud of the desperation shown by his men, but more importantly the way in which they responded to going a goal down.  The same fight and spirit will need to be on display this Sunday against Central Coast.

Ross the Boss

Ross McCormack netted his sixth goal for the season when he powerfully dispatched a spot-kick against the Newcastle Jets last week.

McCormack is beginning to build a name for himself as the league’s set piece specialist with all six of his goals being dead ball conversions.

The message to the Mariners is quite clear, don’t concede a set piece in a dangerous area.