The Western Sydney Wanderers will be looking to keep their place at the top of the NPL 2 table when they face Canterbury Bankstown at Sydney United Sports Centre on Sunday afternoon.
Although Canterbury are currently bottom of the table, the Wanderers can’t afford to take them lightly. They have been a bogey team for the Wanderers Academy over the years with the side winless in their last five matches against them.
As the Red & Black look to extend their winning streak, Mathieu Cordier is expected to be a key player. The left-back joined the Wanderers Academy in 2016 after previously playing for Football NSW Institute and Manly United.
After featuring regularly in both the NPL 2 and the Foxtel Y-League, the 20-year-old was given a Hyundai A-League scholarship contract in January.
Cordier made his Hyundai A-League debut in the same month against Adelaide United and was also part of the Young Socceroos squad for last October’s AFC Under-19 Championships.
Ali Auglah is another youngster to keep an eye on. The former Marconi junior has progressed rapidly over the last 12 months, scoring prolifically for both the U16s and U18s.
Normally played as a winger, Auglah has moved up to the U20 side for this season where he has seen regular game time and has also made his NPL 2 first grade debut in last weekend’s 2-0 victory over Rydalmere Lions.
Entry to this match is free for all Wanderers members.
NPL 2 NSW Round 7
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Canterbury Bankstown
Sunday 14 April, 3:00pm (U20s kickoff at 1:00pm, U18s at 11:00am)
Sydney United Sports Centre, Edensor Park