Wanderers Academy Youth Wrap: Mounties Wanderers


A wrap of last weekend’s Wanderers Academy youth results against Mounties Wanderers.

Match postponed

1-0 loss

A great week of training in the lead-up to the fixture against Mounties Wanderers and a great first half performance wasn’t enough for the Red & Black. Despite having a good share of possession, the Wanderers were lacking strength in their movements, execution and decision-making in the final third. A poorly organised defensive set-piece led to the only real opportunity for the opposition, who converted their one goal of the game. A few half-time changes saw an improved performance in the second-half and a late penalty was unfortunately not capitalised on. 

4-3 win

It was a strong and resilient performance from the 15s who controlled the entire match from the outset. The effort and intensity was excellent and the game was capped off by a supberb 4-goal haul from Filip Dimovski and a couple of assists to Miguel Dipizio. There were also strong performances by Riley Hollingdale and Max Hately, while Edmund Haddad and Will Freney were the top performers in the midfield.

1-0 win

This week it was a different challenge for the U16s who were coming up against the side known for their physical presence. The Wanderers bounced back from last week’s result with a comfortable 1-0 win with the opposition registering one shot on target in the entire match. It was a pleasing result for the side who learnt from last week’s experience to come out with a clean sheet against a side who scored twelve goals in their last three games. 

6-0 win

The U18s remained undefeated after two emphatic victories in a week against Southern Districts and Mounties Wanderers. The team performed collectively well and four goals from Jakov Malbasa, as well as goals from Alex Denmead and Jesper Webber reflected a perfect performance and a 6-0 win over Mounties.