On the 25th January, my son Jacob and I went to watch our first A-League football (soccer) match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Melbourne Victory at the Central Coast Bluetongue Stadium. We’d never been to see a live game before so we were both excited!
The result of the game wasn’t really going to change the shape of the finals series as both teams had already guaranteed their spot in the final 4. Still, it was a great game to watch although the Central Coast went down 1-0, with Melbourne scoring a goal in about the 79th minute.
I took my camera along to record some photos of the game. Hopefully they portray the mood and atmosphere of the event. All shots taken with the Canon 20D. Wide shots were captured with the Sigma 17-70mm lens and close-ups were with the stock 75-300mm lens.
Please continue reading to see more photos from the game.
In the photos below, Jacob and I are waiting for the game to start. We got there fairly early so the seats were mostly empty but they filled up later on.
The referees warmed up, limbed up and stretched so that they were ready to keep up with the play.
One of the Melbourne Victory’s fans was rather vocal in support of his team.
Lonely.. waiting.. ready to be kicked!
Some general shots during play. Unfortunately the Mariners had their opportunites but just couldn’t convert.
The Marinators did their best to cheer on the team to victory, but to no avail.
The stadium under lights was a lovely sight.
All in all, we had a great time out, even though our team didn’t win. It was very good value too – $25 for an adult and only $9 for a child. We’ll definitely head out again next year and hopefully the Mariners will turn the result around for us!
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