Four consecutive wins for Foxtel Y-League team

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On Saturday afternoon, we got our fourth consecutive win in the Foxtel Y-League, defeating Canberra United 4-0 at Valentine Sports Park.

A Mohamed Adam double, plus goals from Andrea Agamemnonos and Fabian Monge, ensured a comfortable victory for the Red & Black, who are now six points clear at the top of Y-League Group B.

The game was less than two minutes old when the Wanderers opened the scoring. Monge and Marley Peterson were involved in the buildup, setting up Agamemnonos who finished well from inside the penalty area.

Our boys grew in confidence after the early goal, dominating possession and restricting Canberra’s opportunities to counter.

Just before the half hour, it looked like we would have another chance after Canberra goalkeeper Finn Jurak fumbled a cross from Oliver Wiggin, but play was stopped for a foul.

Soon afterwards, Daniel Wilmering found Monge in space, as he unleashed a stinging 30 yard drive which Jurak did well to push out for a corner.

The pressure would pay off, as we doubled our lead just before half time. Adam’s persistence led to him winning a free kick in a good position, which he took himself, curling the ball into the top corner to make it 2-0.

Peterson then had a chance to make it three after getting behind the defence, but Jurak was able to make the save.

However, we didn’t have to wait long for another goal, early in the second half we’d take a 3 goal lead. A nice short corner routine found Daniel Wilmering in space, as he cut the ball back for Adam to get his second of the game.

At the other end of the field, a Canberra set piece led to a chance for Antoni Timotheou, but Wanderers goalkeeper Jack Greenwood was able to save comfortably.

Wiggin, making his first Foxtel Y-League start for the Wanderers, was looking lively on the wing and he fired in a dangerous cross which was almost converted by Adam, before having a chance of his own which was saved by Jurak.

Another winger, Oliver Puflett, also impressed after coming off the bench, testing Jurak with a long range shot and then playing a part in our fourth goal.

In the dying minutes, Puflett combined with Adam and Lochlan Constable to find Monge in space on the edge of the area and he made no mistake, picking out the top corner of the goal.

There was one last chance for Adam to complete his hat trick after good work from Constable, but his shot was held by Jurak.

Our next Y-League game is early in the New Year as our boys travel to Newcastle. They will play Newcastle Jets at No. 2 Sportsground on Thursday 3 January, with kickoff at 4:30pm.

 

Western Sydney Wanderers 4 (Andrea Agamemnonos 2’, Mohamed Adam 41’ 50’, Fabian Monge 86’)

Canberra United 0

 

Western Sydney Wanderers: Jack Greenwood, Bailey Rule (Mark Natta 76’), Thomas Aquilina, Daniel Wilmering, Adrian Valenti, Fabian Monge, Rashid Mahazi (c) (Lochlan Constable 59’), Andrea Agamemnonos, Oliver Wiggin, Marley Peterson (Oliver Puflett 69’), Mohamed Adam

Unused substitute: Elliot Carwardine