After two draws on the trot, the Roar came from behind to score two very late goals in a last-gasp 2-1 win over Sydney FC at home with Sayed Adnan and Besart Berisha netting in injury time to see of Mark Bridge’s 40th minute opener.
The Mariners fell behind in the 17th minute of their home meeting with Newcastle Jets when Labinot Haliti scored but leveled through Patrick Zwaanswijk just prior to the hour-mark to extend their unbeaten run to 13 matches.
Elsewhere in the A-League, Sergio van Dijk canceled out Archie Thompson’s early opener as Adelaide United held fierce rivals Melbourne Victory to a 1-1 draw whilst Perth Glory inflicted a second defeat in three matches on Melbourne Heart with Shane Smeltz and Steve McGarry scoring either side of Kristian Sarkies’ 66th minute goal.
2011/12 A-League season scores – Week 15
Central Coast Mariners: 1 (Patrick Zwaanswijk 59’)
Newcastle Jets: 1 (Labinot Haliti 17’)
Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford – 10,904