Sydney FC to play Central Coast at Leichhardt Oval

Sydney FC will continue its arduous pre season when it takes on fellow Hyundai A-League side the Central Coast Mariners in a pre season friendly at Leichhardt Oval on Monday evening (July 6) at 7:00pm.

Sydney FC to play Central Coast at Leichhardt Oval - Venue change

Sydney FC will continue its arduous pre season when it takes on fellow Hyundai A-League side the Central Coast Mariners in a pre season friendly at Leichhardt Oval on Monday evening (July 6) at 7:00pm.

The pre season local derby signifies the first time A-League football has been played at the picturesque ground, which has been in football mode all winter as the home ground of NSW Premier League side the Sydney Tigers throughout the 2009 season.

The clash is the second meeting against Hyundai A-League opposition for Sydney FC this pre season after Vitezslav Lavicka-s side defeated the North Queensland Fury 4-0 at Shark Park last weekend.

It also follows eight matches against State League sides, which saw Sydney FC win all eight fixtures, the last being over the Sutherland Sharks 4-1 on Wednesday night.

“This is important game for Sydney FC in our pre season,” Lavicka said. “We have played State League sides at their grounds and done well to win all eight games but this is bigger test.

“This is against A-League team and we will have better knowledge of our pre season progress. I was happy against North Queensland but every time we play another A-League team I get more information on how our pre season is. I look forward to seeing Sydney FC play the Mariners.”

The match was originally scheduled to take place at Knox Grammar School but unfortunately had to be moved following the recent run of wet weather that has adversely affected so many of Sydney-s sports fields.

General Admission tickets for the match will cost $10 for adults, $5 for concession with children under the age of 14 admitted free of charge. Tickets can be pre-purchased through the PROticket website and at all PROticket Agencies, or by calling PROticket on 1300 12 10 12 (booking fee applies).

MATCH DETAILS: Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners Leichhardt Oval Monday 6 July 2009 7pm kick off Gates open at 6pm