Wanderers held to draw by Victory


The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers have shared the points with Melbourne Victory after a 0-0 draw at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.

It was a frustrating game for the Red & Black who had a remarkable 28 shots against a 10-men Melbourne Victory, none of which were able to break the deadlock.

The match began with a typical midfield battle though both sides showed a willingness to push forward. 

Kearyn Baccus was first to try his luck for the home side as he met the end of a cross by Terry Antonis but his shot flew wide of the goal.

Soon after, Besart Berisha went close to breaking the stalemate after putting the ball in the back of the net but he was swiftly called offside. 


Vedran Janjetovic was in fine form making a number of crucial saves to keep the Red & Black in the contest.

Nico Martínez was gifted a brilliant opportunity after a sloppy pass from Rashid Mahazi but his effort was smothered by Lawrence Thomas in goals.


Victory were reduced to 10 men after Daniel Georgevieski was given his second yellow of the match for a reckless challenge on Scott Neville.

The away side camped inside their own half after the dismissal, with the Wanderers unable to break through despite having a number of glimpses at goal.

With the result, the Wanderers are now only able to finish as high as fifth on ladder, meaning that they will play away in the first week of the finals series.

The Red & Black will now switch their focus to Tuesday night’s Asian Champions League match against FC Seoul at Campbelltown Stadium before travelling to Coopers Stadium on Saturday to play Adelaide United in the last round of the regular Hyundai A-League season.