Walking through the streets of Gosford last Saturday you would be forgiven for thinking you were on Church Street in Parramatta.
The city was painted red and black, as 7000 Western Sydney Wanderers fans descended upon Bluetongue stadium.
The mariners are considered by many Wanderers supporters as the team to beat away.
The trip north has been anticipated by many after the excruciating defeat at the hands of Graham Arnold's men in last year’s grand final.
After a five month long wait, the flags and banners once again rose as the players marched out from the tunnel.
Clearing their throats the RBB began in praise for their team.
After a low key first half, the Central Coast broke the deadlock ten minutes after the interval.
The Mariners fired a pretend shot from old fashioned cannon the club had installed behind the goals. The cannon fire only served to heighten the blow of conceding the goal as the wanderers had been dominating proceedings.
The RBB continued in their relentless chanting and were united in the shouts of "who are ya" to mariner Flores after his 77th minute dive.
The defiant Wanderers supporters turned their back to the field on the 80th minute and made the stand shake, as they performed what is known as the 'Poznan'
It was not all to be in vain. On the 86th minute new boy Tomi Juric scored on debut and sent his fans into a state of pandemonium.
There was late controversy in injury time as Wanderers substitute Brendan Santalab was brought down on the edge of the box.
Sparking the RBB to chant "Off,Off,Off" urging the referee to show the mariners defender red.
In a last ditch attempt to spur their team onto victory the Wanderers faithful sang their signature song "Who do we sing for".
But it wasn’t to be as the match ended in a draw.