Y-League wrap: Key wins for Sydney FC, Mariners

There was only two games in the Foxtel Y-League over the weekend but there was no shortage of drama as the race for top spot in Group B heats up.

Sydney FC scored in the final minute to snatch a win over Newcastle Jets, while Central Coast Mariners came from behind to beat Canberra United.

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Check out our recap of the first part of Round 9 below.

Sky Blues strike late to ground Jets

Sydney FC remained in touch with the Group B summit thanks to their late 3-2 win over Newcastle Jets at Lambert Park on Saturday.

It looked like finishing 2-2 after the sides traded goals in the first 64 minutes, with Harry Van Der Saag and Hamish Lamberton finding the net for the Sky Blues, while Jack Simmons and Joey Champness scored for the visitors.

But there was drama to come in the final minute.

Jordi Swibel slipped a neat pass into the path of Van Der Saag who slammed his shot across the keeper to grab a brace and the winner for Sydney FC.

The result kept Sydney FC’s Group B premiership hopes alive as they moved to within three points of the league-leading Wanderers and still with a game in hand.

That game will be played this Sunday against Canberra United.

Mariners produce stirring comeback

The Central Coast Mariners came from behind to seal a 2-1 win over Canberra United to go level at the top of the Group B standings.

While United have yet to register a point this season, they took a shock lead inside 15 minutes when James Carli’s header looped over keeper Aidan Munford.

Down 1-0 at the break the Mariners needed a response and got it when Dylan Ruiz Diaz’s marauding run through a number of Canberra defenders ended with the youngster finding the net.

The Mariners continued to press for a winner and it came in stoppage-time with Charles M’Mombwa’s classy back-heel evading the keeper to pinch a valuable three points.

While the Mariners have joined the Wanderers at the top of the standings, the Gosford club have played one game more.

 

This weekend's fixtures

Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar (Round 9)

Date: Saturday, January 19

Venue: Marsden Sports Complex

KO: 7:30pm AEDT




Melbourne City v Perth Glory (Round 9)

Date: Sunday, January 20

Venue: CB Smith Reserve

KO: 4:00pm AEDT




Canberra United v Sydney FC (Round 6 rescheduled)

Date: Sunday, January 20

Venue: Deakin Stadium

KO: 4:30pm AEDT