NPL Wrap: Wanderers thump Mounties


The Western Sydney Wanderers made it back-to-back wins on Easter Sunday in the NSW NPL 2 after defeating Mounties 3-0. 

Goals from Lachlan Scott, Mohamed Adam and Samuel Silvera ensured a comfortable win for the Red & Black, who dominated the contest from the outset. 

The Wanderers showed their intent early with Kosta Grozos taking a quick free kick that flew over the crossbar. 

Scott was lively up front and had two efforts in quick succession and also set up Adam for a shot that went wide. 

At the other end, Wanderers goalkeeper Elliot Carwardine was having a solid game and was untroubled by a couple of long range efforts. 

After further chances for Fabian Monge and Grozos, the Red & Black opened the scoring in the 37th minute. Daniel Wilmering won the ball on the edge of the penalty area and found Scott who did brilliantly to hold off a defender before slotting the ball past the keeper for his fifth goal of the season.

A couple of minutes later Scott went close to doubling the Wanderers lead when his shot was deflected wide, before Grozos had another chance from a set piece, firing just over the crossbar. 

The Wanderers dominance continued after the interval, making it 2-0 early in the second half. 

Grozos started a sweeping counter attack with Scott and Majok combining to set Adam up for a tap in.

Just after the hour mark, it was almost three, as Adam exchanged passes with Fabian Monge before hitting the post from an acute angle.

Substitute John Roberts then momentarily thought he had grabbed his first goal of the season, only to be flagged for offside.

Apart from a dangerous Mounties corner kick which Carwardine tipped away from danger, the Wanderers were in complete control, creating several chances in the closing stages.

In second half stoppage time, Silvera finally got the third goal that the Wanderers had deserved, beating two defenders before smashing the ball into the top corner.

The Red & Black weren’t finished and could have had a fourth as Scott had a one on one chance saved and Majok’s curled effort going wide seconds later.

The win capped off a solid day for the Wanderers Academy with the NPL 2 team now switching their focus to their next match against Blacktown Spartans at Sydney United Sports Centre. Kick-off is at 3pm. 

Mounties 0
Western Sydney Wanderers 3
(Lachlan Scott 37’ Mohamed Adam 48’ Samuel Silvera 94’)

Western Sydney Wanderers: Elliot Carwardine, Mohamed Al Taay, Tate Russell, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Daniel Wilmering (Jordan Hall 75’), Fabian Monge, Abdelrahman Kuku, Kosta Grozos (Samuel Silvera 73’), Mohamed Adam (John Roberts 65’), Abraham Majok, Lachlan Scott
Unused substitutes: Daniel Axford, Tacettin Kumsuz

Other results:
U20s: Mounties 4-3 WSW
U18s: Mounties 2-6 WSW
U16s: Blacktown Spartans 2-2 WSW
U15s: Blacktown Spartans 0-2 WSW
U14s: Blacktown Spartans 0-5 WSW
U13s: Blacktown Spartans 3-2 WSW