The width of the crossbar was the difference as Brisbane Roar and Central Coast played to a 0-0 draw at a soggy Moreton Daily Stadium.
Central Coast's run of A-League games without a win stretched to five after the Mariners were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Melbourne Victory.
With the APL floating the idea of a Club Championship, ESPN has done the math to figure out which club would reign supreme if such a trophy existed.
Brisbane maintained their dominance over Central Coast and stamped themselves as A-League contenders with a 4-0 thumping of the Mariners.
Sydney FC were on the wrong side of two marginal decisions in a 2-2 A-League draw with Central Coast Mariners.
An early strike by Connor Pain secured Western United a precious 1-0 A-League win over Central Coast on Saturday.
Man United's reported interest in buying the Central Coast Mariners is just speculative "noise," according to the A-League club's chief executive.
Who are the 18 best under-23 players in the A-League? What's Kayla Morrison planning after the W-League Grand Final? Welcome to The Wrap.
A flurry of late goals saw A-League leaders Central Coast Mariners and Western Sydney Wanderers play out an action-packed 2-2 draw on Tuesday.
The A-League finals have taken a hit more than two months out, but the Mariners' story keeps on giving. Welcome to the Australian football wrap.
Rookie Adelaide United goalkeeper Joe Gauci saved two penalties but Central Coast Mariners somehow flipped the script to register a 2-1 win.
Bottom of the ladder Melbourne Victory snapped their losing A-League run with a gritty 1-1 away draw against league leaders Central Coast.
The Matildas are back and searching for consistency, and someone is cutting onions in the W-League. Welcome to the ESPN Australian football wrap.
Melbourne City's charge towards the top end of the A-League table kicked up a notch with a 2-0 win over competition leaders Central Coast.
With so much going right on the pitch, the power brokers at the APL desperately need to welcome active support back to the A-League.
Few fans knew what to expect of the A-League and W-League heading into 2021. Fair to say, however, that one of the greatest seasons ever was not it.
Leaders Central Coast Mariners have kept up their A-League momentum with a 90th-minute penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw with Perth Glory.
What's gone wrong -- and right -- at Melbourne Victory? Are the Mariners wizards? The Wrap is back to answer all your questions.
Matt Simon continued his purple patch and Matt Hatch added to the Central Coast's fairytale start to the season as they beat Macarthur 2-0.
Taking the fight to trolls; wobbly Wanderers; five A-League youngsters taking their chances; and much more. ESPN's Australian football wrap is back.
Central Coast Mariners coach Alen Stajcic is confident his team can match it with the best in the A-League season after their latest win.
Costa Rica international Marco Urena has broken his A-League duck to help lift Central Coast to a thrilling 2-1 win over Perth Glory at HBF Park.
Australia's football ecosystem is set to fully awaken, City find their speed, referees under fire again... it's the wrap.
Tomi Juric scored a hat trick of penalties to guide Adelaide United to a dramatic 3-2 win over Central Coast Mariners at Coopers Stadium.
Why are the Mariners performing so well? And what do Australia's member federations think of the proposed second division? Here's the wrap.
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