Apr 12, 2014 at 10.45am UK at ​Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Central CoastCentral Coast Mariners

Franjic (52'), Brattan (65')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Fitzgerald (22'), Caceres (28')

Result: Central Coast Mariners win at A-league leaders

A-league leaders Brisbane Roar are beaten 2-0 at home by Central Coast Mariners.

Central Coast Mariners have beaten A-league leaders Brisbane Roar 2-0.

Anthony Caceres of the Mariners celebrates after scoring a goal during the round 27 A-League match between Brisbane Roar and the Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium on April 12, 2014© Getty Images

The Mariners matched Western Sydney's result earlier today to cut the gap at the top to 10 points.

After a fairly even start, the visitors stunned their opponents with two goals in six first-half minutes.

First, Bernie Ibini-Isei and Storm Roux combined well to set up Nick Fitzgerald, who fired past the goalkeeper at his near post before Ibini-Isei got involved again, working space on the left and pulling the ball back for Anthony Caceres to smash in from the edge of the box.

Brisbane improved after half time with chances for Thomas Brioch and Matt McKay before a series of corners in the final minutes, but the league leaders failed to find the back of the net in the end.

Central Coast Mariners' Nicholas Fitzgerald is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opening goal against Adelaide United on October 26, 2013
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