And then Rose went over
And then Rose went over A-League

Mariners douse Phoenix 2-0

BRILLIANT teenager Tomas Rogic again showed his class with a spectacular second half strike as Central Coast Mariners returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win against Wellington Phoenix at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford on Saturday night.

Rogic, who scored his first goal in Mariners colours against Melbourne Victory last week, highlighted his potential when he fired home a perfectly placed shot from the edge of the penalty box in the 52nd minute.

Rogic picked up a loose ball, took a touch and then unleashed a curling left foot strike that left Wellington goalkeeper Mark Paston with no chance.

The top of the table Mariners sealed the points when central defender Patrick Zwaanswijk scored his sixth goal of the season when he headed home a Michael McGlinchey freekick in the 83rd minute.

The opening goal from Rogic came as a huge relief to Mariners coach Graham Arnold who watched on as his side dominated possession and field position for the first 50 minutes without scoring.

Read the full match report at the A-League website.