Brisbane Roar 0 Central Coast Mariners 3 Life after Frank Farina began for the Brisbane Roar the same way the coachs tenure ended at the A-League club – badly.Central Coast Mariners showed no mercy to a Roar outfit still reeling from Farinas messy mid-week sacking for a second drink driving offence, cruising to a 3-0 win at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.The most disappointed member of the 7,434-strong crowd was Farinas replacement, ex-Young Socceroos mentor Ange Postecoglou.Technically Postecoglou had left the reins with caretaker coach Rado Vadosic ahead of his official start on Monday.But Postecoglou couldnt help himself, addressing the players ahead of the match and heading down again from his grandstand seat at halftime.He will no doubt have plenty more to say to his troops after their dispirited effort against a team that had previously tasted victory only twice at Suncorp Stadium in four seasons.Brisbane players took the field shellshocked after the clubs most tumultuous week.And their heads did not stop spinning thanks to the Mariners stunning start.The visitors took just four minutes to draw first blood after Nicky Travis made Brisbanes ex-Rangers defender Bob Malcolm pay for some sloppy work in front of goal.Malcolm simply stood still after a Mariners cross deflected off him, giving Travis ample time to crash home the opener.Fourteen minutes later Malcolm was the villain again when Central Coasts Maltese international John Hutchinson waltzed through flimsy defence to score.Despite only returning from Maltas World Cup qualifying loss to Portugal early on Saturday morning, Hutchinson still had far too much zip for the lumbering Malcolm.Cynics would have claimed the best thing that could have happened to the Roars defence was Malcolm coming off with a broken nose in the 20th minute after a jumping duel with Adam Kwasnik.The third goal summed up the Roars night.In the 70th minute, defender Luke DeVeres errant pass found Central Coasts Pedj Bojic who sealed the Mariners first win in four weeks with a wonderful finish. CENTRAL COAST MARINERS 3 (Nicky Travis 4m, John Hutchinson 18m, Pedj Bojic 70m) bt BRISBANE ROAR 0 at Suncorp Stadium. Crowd: 7,434. Referee: Peter Green. AAP
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