Vanuatu international Brian Kaltak‘s return to the Central Coast Mariners after a two-game suspension was a much-anticipated event for both the player and the team. Kaltak was handed a controversial red card in a match against Wellington Phoenix two weeks ago, which resulted in his suspension for the next two games. However, he made his comeback last weekend against Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.
Kaltak started the game from the bench and was brought on in the second half, playing the entire second part of the game. Although the Mariners were already trailing by 1-0 when he was introduced, Kaltak put in a solid individual performance. However, the Mariners eventually lost the match by 2-0.
The Mariners had suffered two consecutive defeats in Kaltak’s absence, losing to Western Sydney Wanderers and Macarthur FC. However, with Kaltak’s return to the team, they will be hoping to turn their fortunes around. The club has not won a game in the A-League since February 10th, when they defeated Brisbane Roar.
The Mariners will face Brisbane Roar in their next match on April 1st. With Kaltak back in the starting lineup, they will be hoping to end their losing streak and secure a much-needed victory. The player’s return is expected to give the team a boost and help them climb up the A-League table after this bad moment. The Mariners, that once was ranked 2nd in the ladder, is now sitting 4th in the process.
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