30 Sep 2011

Ak City beat A-League team

6:54 am on 30 September 2011

Auckland City beat the Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners 3-1 in a pre-season match on Wednesday night in Auckland.

The Australian captain Oliver Bozanic opened the scoring but Auckland equalised from the penalty spot midway through the first half, scored their second on the stroke of halftime, and struck again just before full-time.

The Mariners coach Graham Arnold says there was no shame in losing to Auckland City who are the current O-League Champions and will be going to the FIFA Club World Cup.