NPL Preview: Wanderers vs Macarthur


On Saturday evening, the Western Sydney Wanderers will play their third NPL 2 game in six days when they face Macarthur Rams at Sydney United Sports Centre. 

Macarthur are currently in 13th place but are undefeated in their last five games, keeping three clean sheets during this period.

The Wanderers will need to watch out for former Futsalroo Mark Symington, who has found the net 11 times this season. 

For the Red & Black, Oliver Puflett could be one to keep an eye on. The former Sydney Olympic player joined the Wanderers Academy in 2016 and after some good performances in the Academy’s U18 and U20 side, Puflett moved up to the NPL 2 first grade team where he has been a regular for the last two seasons.

Able to play on either wing, Puflett also scored twice in last year’s U20 Grand Final win.

Daniel Wilmering will be another player to watch in the coming weeks. The left-back joined the Academy in 2016 after previously playing for Marconi and could be a challenging for a place in the first grade side after recently coming back from injury.

Still only 17-years-old, Wilmering was also a member of the U18 Grand Final winning sides in both 2016 and 2017.

The last time these two sides met, the Wanderers recorded a resounding 7-2 victory. 

Kosta Grozos, Mohamed Adam and John Roberts all scored twice that night, while Lachlan Scott also found the back of the net.

Entry to Saturday night’s game is FREE for all Wanderers members.

NPL 2 NSW Round 24
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Macarthur Rams
Saturday 11 August, 7:00pm (U20s kick-off at 5:00pm, U18s at 3:00pm)
Sydney United Sports Centre, Edensor Park