Manly United v Central Coast Mariners (Friendly)
MANLY United attacking ace Brendan Cholakian was initially looking forward to this weekend off with the staging of the Waratah Cup final on Sunday.
That was until club Technical Director Andrew Christiansen received a call from the Central Coast Mariners on Monday, who were looking for a friendly match with the FFA Cup looming.
“It isn’t every day you get to take on A-League opposition, the boys are pumped,” Cholakian said.
“It will be good exposure for our young guys, the likes of Lewis Miccio, Finn Ashton and Lachlan McGrath are jumping out of their skin to play.
“Lewis especially, he is a Mariners junior and has been excellent for us all season at left back.
“Who knows how many first graders the Mariners will play, we will play whoever is available.”
Kick-off at Pluim Park in Lisarow on Saturday is 10.30am.