Wanderers on the brink of making history


The Western Sydney Wanderers are close to qualifying for their very first Foxtel Y-League Grand Final after an incredible 2017/18 season. 

The Red & Black currently sit on the top of Group B’s table with a lead of four points, having won five of their last seven games in the competition.

The Wanderers kicked off the season with an undefeated run that lasted five rounds.

It began with an 8-0 thumping of Canberra United, followed by a 2-0 victory on the road by Central Coast Mariners. 

A commanding display in the Sydney Derby saw them run out 3-1 winners in Round 3 before the Wanderers smashed Newcastle Jets 5-3 at home the next week.

And in their last match of 2017, the Wanderers turned on the style to once again punish Canberra United in a 6-3 drubbing.

Despite the run coming to an end with a last-minute loss against Central Coast Mariners, there are many positives to take from an outstanding Foxtel Y-League season. 

A number of players have been promoted to the first team with Tass Mourdoukoutas debuting in a Wanderers’ away match against Wellington Phoenix last weekend along with Kosta Grozos featuring on the bench and signing a scholarship contract with the Red & Black senior team. 

The Wanderers have also snared star striker John Roberts from Melbourne City, joining an attacking third with the likes of Abraham Majok and Lachlan Scott.

The squad have together scored a remarkable 26 goals in the competition, more than any other club, and have conceded only 12. 

Of those goals scored, 13 different Wanderers have found the back of the net this season.

Mohamad Adam and Kosta Grozos lead the golden boot race with four goals each, closely followed by Majok on three. 

With the Grand Final in sights for the Red & Black, they will need to keep a close eye on their cross-town rivals results with Sydney FC needing to drop points this weekend to ensure that they don’t have any hope of qualifying for the final match of the competition. 

The Wanderers will then only need one point to secure a place in the Grand Final and will be the first Foxtel Y-League side in Wanderers history to do this. 

The Red & Black have a bye this weekend before they play in their final regular season match against Newcastle Jets at No.2 Sporting Ground.