NPL Youth Wrap: Sydney United


Read the recap on how our Youth teams went against Sydney United in the National Premier League Youth competition.

U13s coached by Peter Kofinas
3-0 win against Sydney United

It was another strong performance by the U13s who continued to build on their strong peformances in previous weeks. A change in formation at the match threw United with the Wanderers completely controlling the first half and scoring two beautiful goals. A composed second half continued the U13s dominant display, rounding off the scoring to secure another convincing victory. 

U14s coached by Rob Bradshaw
3-0 win against Sydney United

​The mentality of the squad coming into this encounter was excellent. From the whistle, intent was there to make sure the Wanderers were better in every part of the contest. The first goal came through some nice lead up work and a nicely weighted pass from Khodar Abdulkarim into the run of Junior Conde which he finished nicely to open the scoring. It was pleasing to see more attacking football and it continued when Jack Lovell assisted Max Hately to go 2-0 up. The U14s continued to play well into the 2nd half and got a 3rd goal through Hately for his brace and to round off a good team performance. Although there are still a few things that require improvement, as a squad, the Red & Black are now looking to better these certain elements next week. On a final note, Tommy Hynes, George Kayik, Charlie Saul, Leandro Carle and Julian Rodriguez also put in some excellent performances.

U15s coached by Geoff Abrahams
6-2 win against Sydney United

The U15s young squad had an excellent performance culminating in a 6-2 victory against a very good Sydney United outfit. The opposition played some quality football that tested the Wanderers and although the U15s still created chances it took right-back Will McKay to amazingly score 3 goals in quick succession to break ahead 3-1 at the half. In the second half Wanderers took control and although we conceded 1, were able to score another 3 through Edmun Haddad (2) and Aidan Conway to take a pleasing 6-2 victory.

U16s  coached by Shaf Sagol 
3-1 loss against Sydney United

Unfortunately after a great start to the game and taking the lead 1-0 through Jason Cakovski, the U16s team missed multiply clear cut opportunities to extend the lead which resulted in regret as the opposition capitalised on their only three shots on target to take the game 3-1. The boys worked hard but needed to be more composed in front of goals in this weekend’s clash.

U20s coached by Yianni Tsattalios
2-0 win against Wollongong Wolves

The Wanderers U20s secured a hard fought victory over the Wollongong Wolves in windy conditions at Albert Butler Memorial Park on the weekend. After a tense first half, neither side could break the deadlock and went in at half time 0-0. Alessandro Lopane opened the scoring for the Wanderers with a curled shot from the edge of the box in the 53rd min. Top scorer for the Wanderers George Antonis, turned provider this week, as he beat his marker on the edge of the box, cutting it back for Lopane to finish for his second of the match. The Wanderers showed some resilience in defence to keep the Wolves scoreless and now look forward to this weekend’s clash.