29 Sep 2011

Sport: Auckland City stun Mariners

11:39 am on 29 September 2011

Oceania football champions Auckland City have beaten Australian A-league side Central Coast Mariners 3-1 in a pre-season match in Auckland on Wednesday.

The visitors went ahead via a smart finish from the edge of the area by Olyroos captain Oliver Bozanic midway through the first half before Spanish striker Manel Exposito equalised from the penalty spot.

Midfielder Alex Feneridis then gave Auckland the lead just before halftime, with substitute Emiliano Tade completing the historic win, City's first ever over A-League opposition.

It was the Mariners' first loss of their 14-game pre-season campaign.