Foxtel Y-League Preview: Canberra United vs Wanderers


On Saturday night, the Western Sydney Wanderers will begin their defence of the Foxtel Y-League Championship with a trip to Deakin Stadium to face Canberra United. 

After having a bye in Round 1, the Red & Black will be hoping to get off to a good start in the nation’s capital.

United have signed a number of talented players and are expected to be a tough opponent this Foxtel Y-League season. 

The Wanderers will need to keep an eye on former Academy player Brodie Clarkson, who scored the opener in last week’s game between Canberra and Central Coast Mariners, which saw Canberra lead twice before eventually losing 3-2. 

For the Red & Black, new signing Andreas Agamemnonos will be one to look out for. The central midfielder is a Western Sydney boy, having played his junior football at Sydney United before joining the Wanderers Academy. 

Agamemnonos is also a former student at Bossley Park High School, where he earned selection for both NSW and Australian Schoolboy teams. 

Noah Pagden is another Wanderer worth watching. The central defender has been part of the Wanderers Academy since it’s formation in 2016 and made his NPL 2 First Grade debut for the club last year at the age of 16. 

Pagden also earned international honours when he played for the Australia U118 tea min the SBS Cup, held in Japan last August. 

It was a high scoring encounter the last time we met Canberra with the Wanderers winning 6-3.

Kosta Grozos and Abraham Majok scored doubles that day, while Mark Tokich and Lachlan Scott also found the back of the net.

Foxtel Y-League Round 2
Canberra United vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Deakin Stadium, Canberra
Saturday 17 November, 6:30pm