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Mike Mulvey challenges Central Coast Mariners to win again after drought-breaker

Central Coast Mariners grabbed their first win of the season and broke their 10-match losing streak being Melbourne City at the Central Coast Stadium.
Kosta Barbarouses's hat-trick led Melbourne Victory to a comprehensive win over Brisbane Roar.
Melbourne Victory forward James Troisi speaks on the team's tough schedule but insists they won't take any team for granted ahead of their match with Brisbane.

Central Coast coach Mike Mulvey wants his team to maintain their hunger now that they've claimed their first win in more than 300 days in the A-League.

The Mariners' 327-day drought was finally broken on Wednesday night, as Matt Simon tapped in a rebound from an 89th-minute penalty to claim a 2-1 victory over Melbourne City.

The win ensured the Mariners would narrowly avoid equalling two records by one match: Firstly for the longest losing streak at 11 and the most games without a win at 19.

But...

Melbourne City lost to 'better' Central Coast Mariners, not because of complacency

Central Coast Mariners grabbed their first win of the season and broke their 10-match losing streak being Melbourne City at the Central Coast Stadium.
Melbourne Victory forward James Troisi speaks on the team's tough schedule but insists they won't take any team for granted ahead of their match with Brisbane.

Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce insists his side didn't fall victim to complacency in their shock 2-1 loss to the Central Coast on Wednesday night.

Fourth-placed City struggled to make the most of their opportunities against the Mariners, who claimed their first win in 327 days with the victory and ended a 10-game losing streak.

But Joyce maintained his men hadn't arrived on the Central Coast believing anything short of a strong performance would get them the points.

"I think if you look at...

Wellington Phoenix release Australia international Mitch Nichols

Sydney kept within touching distance with the teams at the top of the A-League as they held off Adelaide United.
Perth Glory completed a stunning comeback from two goals down as a 86th minute penalty was enough to take all three points.
James Troisi struck in the final 10 minutes to keep up the Victory's chase of A-League leaders Perth Glory.
Melbourne City won their third consecutive game thanks to Ritchie De Laet's winner.
A pigeon was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time as Melbourne City took on Brisbane Roar.

Former Socceroos attacking midfielder Mitch Nichols has parted ways with the Wellington Phoenix, his fifth A-League club.

The club said the 29-year-old leaves immediately after his contract was "mutually terminated."

Nichols has struggled to make an impact since joining the Phoenix on a two-year deal in the offseason, seeking a fresh start after a turbulent period in Australia which included a four-game ban after he admitted to cocaine possession.

While he was mostly been used off the bench in his...