NPL Wrap: Wanderers continue run against St George City

The Wanderers’ NPL NSW side hit St George City for six on Sunday afternoon, putting on a breathtaking attacking performance in a 6-1 win.

The side stamped their authority on the game early, building up a 3-0 lead after just 14 minutes, and they never looked back as they added three more to grab their seventh win in a row.

The scoring began after just four minutes, when Adam Bugarija followed up after Marcus Younis’ shot was blocked, and slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

Younis then got his goal just three minutes later as Aydan Hammond broke with speed, rolled the ball to his opposite winger, with Younis finishing brilliantly with a low first-time shot.

Younis returned the favour for Hammond in the 14th minute, teeing up the speedster who then lashed the ball into the top corner of the net.

St George got a goal back from the penalty spot after an Alex Bonetig foul, with Nathan Roberts scoring the spot kick.

NPL NSW Men’s First Grade, Round 10, Western Sydney Wanderers FC v St George City FA at Wanderers Football Park on Sunday 14 April 2024 3:00 PM

The Wanderers rampage didn’t let up though, and Ryley Hollingdale restored the three goal advantage in the 28th minute when he received a Younis pass on the edge of the area and smashed a low and hard drive into the bottom corner.

Alex Badolato made it five just before half-time when he weaved his way through the defence and found the net despite goalkeeper Jack Kenny getting a touch.

In an attempt to stem the flow, St George introduced captain Tarik Ercan off the bench in the second half, who helped shore up a leaky defence.

He could do nothing to stop Nathaneal Blair getting his 10th goal of the season as the game neared its conclusion, with Blair getting in behind the backline, and having time and space to rifle the ball into the top of the goal.

The result means the Wanderers are four points clear at the top of the table, having scored a remarkable 38 goals in the opening 10 games of the season.