League One Wrap: Seventh Heaven for Wanderers against Spartans

It was seventh heaven for the Western Sydney Wanderers FNSW League One side, as they put Blacktown Spartans to the sword in a 7-1 victory at Wanderers Football Park.

It was a masterful attacking performance, as the side scored five goals in 33 first-half minutes to set themselves up for success.

The goal scoring started early, with Nectarios Triantis heading home a Daniel Wilmering corner after just five minutes.

They doubled their advantage from a corner five minutes later, when Blacktown player Lord Darkoh turned a Connor Rose effort into his own net.

Jarrad Carluccio – who was making his return to the side – added a third in the 28th minute when he rounded the keeper after dispossessing a defender.

George Antonis scored the Wanderers fourth just four minutes later, when he cut in on his right foot and curled a sublime shot into the far corner.

Carluccio netted his second and the side’s fifth in the 38th minute, getting on the receiving end of an Alex Badolato cross that he duly side footed past Tomislav Romic.

The away side did get one goal back just before half-time, when Emmanuel Gonzalez curled a shot from distance past Jack Warshawsky.

This did not dent the Wanderers momentum, though, and Nectar Triantis had an unlikely double in the 66th minute; the defender showing the poise and composure of a striker with a deft control and finishing of the ball.

The rout was completed in the 88th minute, after Antonis sent substitute Jesper Webber on his way with a delightful through-ball, with the winger chipping the onrushing keeper.

Tomi Vidovic would have been delighted with his side’s complete performance, with a fourth victory in a row seeing the boys in Red & Black rise to third place, having scored 41 goals in the first half of the season.

The side travels to Christie Park next Saturday to face NWS Spirit, who are on a similar run of good form.