The Western Sydney Wanderers FNSW League One side has come from behind to secure a 3-2 over St George FC in a gritty Saturday night encounter at Wanderers Football Park.
It wasn’t pretty at times, but two goals in three minutes from Nectarios Triantis and Connor Rose ensured that the Wanderers won their third match in a row and cemented their place in the top four.
They got off to the perfect start, with captain Dean Pelekanos grabbing his first goal of the season with a deflected strike after 10 minutes.
However, the away side replied instantly, with Anthony Morabito converting from close range to level the scores.
The Wanderers controlled the next 10 minutes, with Rose and George Antonis going close, whilst Daniel Wilmering’s goal directly from a corner was ruled out because of a foul in the box.
However, their momentum was halted when Alex Bonetig was forced off with an early injury, and the away side capitalised when Anthony Morabito pounced on a loose ball to put his side into the lead.
Antonis and Rose had chances to level the game – with the latter hitting the post – but the away side managed to hold the lead going into the break.
Tomi Vidovic made changes at half-time, but despite dominating possession, chances were few and far between for much of the second half.
Their patience was finally rewarded in the last 10 minutes of the match; Triantis rose highest to head home a corner in the 80th minute, before Rose for a second week running earned his side a penalty.
Whilst the initial effort was well saved by the keeper, Rose was on hand to convert the rebound.
Lochlan Constable made his return from a serious ACL injury to shore up the game in the final five minutes, and the Wanderers held on to secure the points.
The result means the Wanderers sit fourth on 19 points, they are home once again next Saturday against neighbours Blacktown Spartans.