Coming up against a Central Coast team stacked with players who play PL1 or PL2 for Norwest Strikers was never going to be an easy task, and so it proved.
The statistics tell the story of the match with Central Coast dominating all across the field.
After conceding two penalty corners and a field goal, Sydney went into half time 0-3 down. With only one circle pentration, Sydney never looked like scoring as the rock solid Central Coast defense soaked up all their attacks.
With a positive feeling in the half time huddle, Sydney lifted their game in the second half, but despite more attacking opportunites, were unable to trouble the scorers. The Sydney defense managed to restrict Central Coast to one goal in the half.
Just prior to the game, we were advised that the game would be recorded by NBN News and some footage and post-match interviews would be used for the evening news. As captain, the responsibility for the post-match interview fell to Chris Coombes. His starring moment can be seen below.