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Jun 14, 2022   |  9:03AM AET

League One Wrap: Wanderers pull off statement win against St George

League One Wrap: Wanderers pull off statement win against St George

The Western Sydney Wanderers FNSW League One Side pulled off a statement victory on Saturday night, defeating fellow promotion chasers St George City FA 2-0 at Wanderers Football Park.

In front of a vocal home crowd, the Wanderers produced a strong all-round performance as goals from Connor Rose and substitute Jordi Swibel helped clinch a win that puts the side into second on the table.

The Wanderers enjoyed the majority of possession throughout the match, but they initially struggled to create clear cut opportunities with the ball.

They had some joy down the right flank, with Jesper Webber putting in a couple of dangerous crosses, but no one was on hand to turn them home.

Jacob Morfitis had the best chance for the visitors, when his volley from the edge of the area fizzed past Jack Gibson’s goal.

Rose then found himself one-on-one with the keeper in the 33rd minute, but his attempted lob had too much elevation on it.

He would not make the same mistake nine minutes later, when he got on the end of a superb Daniel Wilmering ball and poked it past Mackenzie Syron.

The Wanderers had further chances to double their lead after the break, with Daniel Wilmering and Jordi Swibel going close.

And the latter – just 10 minutes after coming off the bench – would eventually get that crucial second goal in the 62nd minute.

Some great buildup play freed Webber down the wing, whose cross found the run of Swibel, who made no mistake as his first-time finish hit the back of the net; cue wild celebrations with the fans in the stands.

The Wanderers were then able to effectively see the game out, and more importantly pick up a third clean sheet of the season to the delight of players and coaching staff alike.

The result means the Wanderers have 29 points, one less than ladder leading Central Coast Mariners. The side faces Mounties Wanderers next Saturday.