Sydney festive in derby win over Mariners

An Alex Brosque goal has given Sydney FC a crucial 1-0 win over Central Coast Mariners at Sydney Football Stadium tonight.

An Alex Brosque goal has given Sydney FC a crucial 1-0 win over Central Coast Mariners at Sydney Football Stadium tonight.

Sydney FC 1 (A.Brosque 34th)
Central Coast Mariners 0
Crowd: 12,689

Brosque, called up to Socceroo duty next week, capped off a superb first half from the home side with a superb finish in the 34th minute, his sixth goal of the A-League campaign.

The match was the second of the split round 19, which sees all five matches of the round played out over 5 weeks as midweek fixtures.

The win sees Sydney join league leaders Melbourne Victory on 35 points, with Melbourne having one game in hand.

For the Mariners, the loss leaves them clinging to sixth place on the table, with Perth and Wellington breathing down their necks.