Mariners finish second
02/09/2011 12:05:47 PM
flicked the ball onto goal machine Shane Smeltz and though the Kiwi made no mistake from close range, there was no danger of a late surge from United.
Bleiberg's men now must end Brisbane's 24-match unbeaten run in Saturday's M1 derby to have any chance of finishing third - but that is a massive ask with the Roar on fire and returning to Suncorp Stadium for the first time since the floods, in front of an expected crowd of 20,000 that will see their side presented with the Premier's Plate.
Gold Coast United 1 (Smeltz 84)
Central Coast Mariners 3 (Ibini-Isei 13, Amini 40, Duke 67)
Crowd: 2037 at Skilled Park, Robina