A first half strike from Thomas Kristensen helped a wasteful Brisbane hold off Central Coast 1-0 and claim their first win of the A-League season.
The loss keeps Central Coast without a win this season and extends their winless run to 13, however rookie coach Paul Okon will be buoyed by his team's effort.
Playing in their first home game of the season, the Mariners treated the 7,073 crowd with an intent missing from their 4-0 humiliation against Sydney FC a week earlier.
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Coach Paul Okon has called on Central Coast Mariners players and fans to transform Gosford into the A-League fortress it once was as they seek redemption against battered Brisbane Roar.
Saturday marks the Mariners' first home game of the season and the only one to be played in Gosford during the first seven rounds.
The Roar will arrive eager to atone for last weekend's shock 4-0 loss to the Newcastle Jets, and Okon challenged the Central Coast faithful to create an unnerving atmosphere for John...