Mariners’ embarrassing own goal

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Phil Moss' side are having a rough time of it at the moment as they continue to struggle in the A-League while their hopes of a long run in continental competition ended with failure to reach the group stage.

However, the Gosford outfit's woe doesn't end there.

Down 2-0 to Guangzhou with just a minute left on the clock, defender Josh Rose attempted a back pass to keeper Liam Reddy from inside his own half. Unfortunately for Rose, it didn't go quite according to plan…

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Speaking after the match Moss had sympathy for Rose, but was not as understanding about his team's poor performance.

"They scored two quality goals and that own goal from Josh Rose. I feel for him, he’s hurting in the change rooms," said the Mariners boss.

"At the end of the day we gave ourselves a mountain to climb by giving away that early goal. We didn’t defend well.

"It’s probably the story of our season, we give away cheap goals."

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