Wanderers go top of the table


The Wanderers are top of the Westfield W-League table after yet another comprehensive display in beating Canberra United 4-0 at McKellar Park.

Following on from the 5-0 defeat of champions Sydney FC, the Red & Black were again an irresistible force as they piled on three second half goals to overpower Canberra and maintain their unbeaten record this season.

The victory, only their second against Canberra in 11 games and their first since January 2017, takes Western Sydney to the top of the competition with 16 points from five wins and a draw while it put their goal difference on plus 13.

With the season almost at the half way mark, they are now well on course for a historic spot in the playoffs.

The Wanderers led 1-0 at half time after the impressive Kyra Cooney-Cross scored on 37 minutes with a looping header after a cross from captain Erica Halloway.

While they might not have been at their best in the first 45 minutes, it was noticeable they lifted several notches in the second half.

It took almost 25 minutes for them to double the score when Denise O’Sullivan scored with an effort from just inside the box before Kristen Hamilton made it 3-0 on 81 minutes.

Lynn Williams put the icing on the cake with the Red & Black’s fourth goal to complete the scoring for the night.

Wanderers head coach Dean Heffernan was delighted with the performance.

“I couldn’t be prouder,” Heffernan said. “We knew it would be a tough one coming down here to play and we know every game in the W-League is tough.

“You saw how up they were for the game and how professional they were. 

“They went about their business this week at training totally switched in, there was no let down after the Derby win last week.”