Mariners paying price for Sydney loss

December 23, 2007
By Philip Henderson and Michael Cox
Central Coast remain defiant they can claim the A-League minor premiership despite paying a heavy price for their dramatic 5-4 loss to Sydney FC in Gosford.As many as six Mariners from Saturday night's remarkable NSW derby could be sidelined for the league leaders next week, with three key players already confirmed out.Socceroos hopeful Dean Heffernan suffered the biggest blow, with the defender undergoing surgery on Sunday to have a screw inserted in his right leg after sustaining a season-ending ...

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