Mariners stay top with win over Perth

December 31, 2012
By Adrian Warren
Substitute Bernie Ibini ensured an understrength Central Coast entered the new year on top of the A-League ladder with the decisive goal in the Mariners' 1-0 home win over Perth at Bluetongue Stadium on Monday.

Ibini's 67th-minute goal was the first shot on target of a match dominated by two well-drilled defences.

It was the Mariners' sixth win from as many home games this season.

Without the suspended trio of playmaker Tomas Rogic, leading goal-scorer Daniel McBreen ...

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