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Australian Football: Mariners beat Jets to enter finals on a high

Central Coast Mariners boss Nick Montgomery says his side will not fear anyone as they head in to the A-League finals.

The Mariners are priced at 12/1 to win the 2021/22 A-League grand final and will go in to the finals full of confidence following a strong end to the regular season.

Five wins on the bounce

The Mariners picked up their fifth win on the spin as they defeated Newcastle Jets in the F3 derby thanks to goals from Jason Cummings and Beni Nkololo.

Central Coast have suffered just one defeat in the last 14 games and Montgomery says no-one will be looking forward to playing his side in finals.

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"We don't fear anybody. I don't think anybody wants to play us," Montgomery said. "We know what we're good at and our identity. We're hard-working and we're honest.

"We don't rely on anybody else. We don't rely on anyone else for results. We rely on ourselves. The run we've been on is great. Our home form is great but we can go away from home, put performances in and pick up wins as well."

Cummings shines

Cummings has been a key addition to the Mariners side. Since arriving in January he has banged in 10 goals and Montgomery has nothing but praise for the Scot.

"A lot of people are talking about him at the minute but he's just an honest, hard-working lad," said Montgomery. "The boys love him."

The Mariners sit in fourth spot and will now be hoping that Adelaide United do not beat Western United on Sunday and jump above them.

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