NPL Wrap: Wanderers defeated by Mounties


On Saturday night, the Western Sydney Wanderers NPL 2 team went down 2-0 to Mounties at Sydney United Sports Centre.

On Saturday night, the Western Sydney Wanderers NPL 2 team went down 2-0 to Mounties at Sydney United Sports Centre. 

A double from Juan Carlos Romero sealed the win for Mounties with the Red & Black dropping to 10th place on the NPL 2 table.

Henry Davies was called into action in the opening minutes, forced to make a solid tackle in the penalty area to stop a Mounties attack. 

At the other end, Marley Peterson almost created a chance after beating a defender with a sharp turn, but his through ball to Oliver Puflett was blocked. 

A minute later, Puflett crossed the ball into Mohamed Adam who was unlucky to see his shot deflected wide of the goal. 

Despite the Wanderers having many chances, it was Mounties who would go up 1-0 just after the half-hour mark with Romero heading in from close range. 

The Red & Black responded and Adam played a nice one-two with Peterson on the edge of the penalty area before forcing a save from Mounties goalkeeper Dion Shaw. 

The Wanderers went close to leveling the scores at the start of the second half with substitute Samuel Silvera inches away with a free kick. 

Silvera also had the team’s next change after Fabian Monge did brilliantly to play him through on goal, but Shaw was on hand to make the save. 

Unfortunately, Mounties would make it 2-0 late on, with Juan Carlos Romero getting his second of the game. 

To their credit, the Red & Black kept going until the end and Peterson almost pulled one back in stoppage time, beating a defender before smacking a shot against the crossbar. 

In the earlier games, the U18 side recorded a 6-0 win while the U20s had a 3-3 draw. 

The Wanderers NPL 2 team will now switch their focus to Saturday night’s game against Blacktown Spartans at Blacktown Football Park. Kick-off is at 7:00pm.

Western Sydney Wanderers 0
Mounties 2
(Juan Carlos Romero 31’ 76’)

Western Sydney Wanderers: Jack Greenwood, Mohamed Al Taay, Solomon-Johnn Monahan-Vaiika, Henry Davies, Adrian Valenti, Perry Fotakopoulos (c), Joshua Bartolotto (Rory Jordan 77’), Fabian Monge, Mohamed Adam, Oliver Puflett (Samuel Silvera 38’), Marley Peterson
Unused substitutes: Daniel Axford, Noah Pagden, Tacettin Kumsuz

Other results: 
U20: WSW 3-3 Mounties
U18: WSW 6-0 Mounties
U16: WSW 3-3 APIA Leichhardt
U15: WSW 2-0 APIA Leichhardt
U14: WSW 0-0 APIA Leichhardt
U13: WSW 4-1 APIA Leichhardt