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Mariners, Heart in scoreless A-League draw

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 5, 2014 at 2:45 am •  Published: January 5, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Defending champion Central Coast drew 0-0 with Melbourne Heart on Sunday to pick up a point on leader Brisbane and ensured the Heart and its new coach would remain winless after 13 rounds in the A-League.

The Mariners moved to 20 points, 10 behind the Roar and in third place. In between was Western Sydney, last year's first-place finishers, who are seven points behind Brisbane after a 3-1 loss to Wellington.

John van't Schip replaced John Aloisi as Heart coach last week, but he couldn't prevent his side from extending its winless streak to 18 games going back to last season. The Heart have five draws and eight losses this season.

Brisbane beat Melbourne Victory 3-0 on Saturday.