Top tier soccer has made a comeback on the Gold Coast for the first time since 2012.
Unfortunately the Palm Beach side was thrashed by the Mariners 5-0.
Central Coast launched themselves into the semi-finals of the FFA Cup.
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And the Socceroos somehow lost to 96th-ranked Qatar, in the lead up to the Asian Cup competition according to abc.net.au.
Australia lost 1-nil in Doha on Wednesday morning, last week the Socceroos were held to a scoreless draw with the United Arab Emirates.
Coach Ange Postecoglou has blamed himself for the result after selecting a handful of new faces.