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Football: Late penalty miss as Mariners held by Suwon

Published on Feb 27, 2013 6:39 PM
 
South Korea's Suwon Bluewings player Kim Dae Kyung (centre), shoots on goal as Australia's Central Coast Mariners players Oliver Bozanic (left), and Joshua Rose look on in their Asian Champions League match played in Gosford on Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013. The Mariners were left to rue a late penalty miss as they were held 0-0 by the Bluewings on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

GOSFORD, Australia (AFP) - Australia's Central Coast Mariners were left to rue a late penalty miss as they were held 0-0 by Suwon Bluewings of South Korea in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday.

The Mariners, Australia's only team in the Asian club competition, looked sure to secure all the points at their home ground in Gosford when Kwak Kwang Seon handled inside the box in the final minutes.

However, Nick Montgomery's effort was saved, leaving it all square after the Mariners failed to capitalise on a number of chances against the 2011 semi-finalists.

Australia has only one team in the AFC Champions League after A-League winners Brisbane Roar failed to come through qualifying.