Mariners part ways with Player of the Month nominee after return of goalkeeping duo

Courtney Newbon's incredible save in Central Coast Mariners' season opener against Newcastle Jets.

Central Coast Mariners have announced the departure of goalkeeper Courtney Newbon, after the return of Sarah Langman from injury and Casey Dumont’s arrival at the Liberty A-League’s newest team.

Newbon was signed on short notice ahead of their first game of the season against Newcastle Jets, after Langman suffered an ankle injury in the lead-up.

The 23-year-old went on to play each of their first five games of the season, putting together a string of impressive performances – including keeping a clean sheet in her last match against Wellington Phoenix.

Her performances saw her nominated for October-November’s Liberty A-League Player of the Month award, being one of 10 shortlisted candidates. 

However, despite Newbon’s impressive performances, the arrival of Dumont and Langman’s return means her short-term deal comes to an end.

“Courtney joined us knowing that her role would be a short term one, which she handled very professionally and did us as a club a great service during her time on the Central Coast,” Mariners coach Emily Husband said. 

“We are incredibly thankful for everything that Courtney has done for us during her time at the Mariners, helping us out during an unexpected period. She has done both herself and the Central Coast extremely proud, and we wish her nothing but the very best in the future.”

Central Coast return to action after the international break when they take on Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday, December 8.