Paul Okon says the Mariners desperately want to beat Wellington on Saturday as they look to continue their winning momentum.
Central Coast got their first A-League victory of the seaon last weekend, a 2-1 win over Adelaide United, and Okon wants more.
Wellington also broke its duck in round five with a 2-0 win against Newcastle. Okon said it is important the Mariners turn good performances into points and start climbing the ladder.
"Every A-League game, both teams have the incentive to win the game," Okon said.
"For us it's really important because we've been putting in some really good performances.
"Last week we were awarded three points. We hope tomorrow's game delivers the same thing. We want to build momentum, it's a big thing in the A-League with it being a 10-team competition.
"If you can get on an undefeated run for a number of games you see yourself moving up the ladder. We do take each game as it comes, I don't think we're at a stage now where we can already start making calucations from our next few games.
"But certainly tomorrow's game is a game that we desperately want to win. The team they put out will be a strong side, a very, very competiive side and we expect to have a really tough game."
Central Coast and the Phoenix will meet in Canberra at GIO Stadium. It is the first of two home games the club is taking to the national capital in 2016/2017.
Okon said the Mariners want to entertain as well as win in their first match in their 'home away from home.
"As the actors in the movie, so to speak, they have a responsiblity on the field to get the people interested and excited," the coach said.
"It's the football that we want to play, regardless of if we're doing it at home or on the road. It's home for us here tomorrow, even though there's a couple of hours that separates Gosford and Canberra. We hope we get some real support.
"We're very excited, especially after getting our first win last weekend. We know that Canberra is a city that loves football, we've seen that historically. We come to Canberra, it's our second home away from Gosford.
"We've had our past couple of pre-seasons here. We were only here two months ago so the connection with the Canberra community has been great for us and we hope tomorrow to get another win, but most of all, put in a good performance in front of what we hope will be a very good crowd."