NPL Preview: Wollongong Wolves v Wanderers


The Wanderers Academy National Premier League (NPL) 1 team will travel to Albert Butler Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon to take on Wollongong Wolves. 

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It is set to be one of the Wanderers biggest challenges of the season with the Wolves fighting to push themselves up the ladder and secure back-to-back Premierships. 

The Red & Black will be heading into the match with a positive mindset and filled with confidence after securing a 2-1 win against North Shore Mariners last Saturday night. 

The result marked the second win for the side this season with head coach Patrick Zwaanswijk continuing his 100% win record for the club.

Although the match was last versus second last on the ladder, both sides had been in decent form coming into the match.

Wanderer Ali Auglah was the hero in the match, scoring a double to ensure that the Wanderers left with all three points. 


The attacker started his football journey playing park football in Granville and Marconi before joining the Wanderers Academy in their first season. 

Auglah has worked his way up to the first grade team and will be one to watch in the future. 

Wollongong similarly come into the match after a win, earning a hard-fought point against Sydney Olympic. 

The Wanderers will need to be wary of Japanese midfielder Takeru Okada who has become an integral part of the Wolves side.

The Cerezo Osaka junior joined the Wolves in 2019 and has featured in 23 matches and scored six goals.

Wollongong Wolves v Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 27 September, 2:30pm
Albert Butler Memorial Park