Wander Women using draw as stepping block into Sydney Derby

Midfielder Bianca Galic on the Red & Black’s hard-fought battle on Friday night against Wellington and moving forward to the Sydney Derby.

Galic made her club debut for the Red & Black in their cagey draw against new Liberty A-League side Wellington Phoenix.

It was a frustrating start to the season with the Red & Black working tirelessly to break through Wellington’s strong defence.

For Galic and her teammates, it’s now all about using the experiences from the season opener in the upcoming Sydney Derby.

“We had been working hard in pre-season and there was a lot of things that didn’t come out on the pitch like we wanted them to,” said Galic.

“We move forward and it’s a stepping block for the next game.”

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 03: Isabel Gomez of the Phoenix tackles Bianca Galic of the Wanderers during the round one A-League Women match between Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney Wanderers at WIN Stadium, on December 03, 2021, in Wollongong, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Wanderers will next up face their cross-town rivals Sydney FC who will be heading into the match after a confident 3-1 victory over Newcastle Jets.

Galic and the Wanderers will be hoping to get not only their first three points but also their first goal of the season in the Sydney Derby fixture at CommBank Statdium.

“I think we need more midfield movement (on ways the team can improve), getting out of tight spaces, and getting a goal at the end of it,” said Galic.

“We couldn’t produce that.

“We’ll take it in our stride and we’ll just move forward to the next game.”

Tickets are on sale now for Saturday night’s double header at CommBank Stadium.