The Wanderers have suffered a 1-0 loss to Perth Glory in their Round 15 Hyundai A-League game at Bankwest Stadium tonight.
The Red & Black could not have got off to a worse start with Perth taking the lead just six minutes into the game.
The home lost possession 35 metres from their own goal with Bruno Fornaroli swooping and racing inside the box, before firing off a shot that took a deflection into the back of the net.
There were some moments of concern after that as the Red & Black tried to regroup before they eventually found their feet.
In all fairness, the Wanderers started to come into their own and put some pressure on the Glory defence.
They earned a series of free-kicks in dangerous areas but just could not capitalise, though one training ground move from a free-kick brought the fans to their feet when.
Nicolai Muller, probably the team’s most influential player in the first half, dummied to float the free-kick into the box, but instead played it back to Mitchell Duke on the edge of the box.
The Wanderers captain made a good connection but his shot was ultimately blocked by a defender.
Muller then produced one of the best moments of the half when he latched on to a cross from the right from Daniel Georgievski.
Muller’s first-time volley brought a superb from Glory goalkeeper Liam Reddy.
The Wanderers came out strongly in the second half and really put some pressure on the Glory defence in the opening 20 minutes.
The Red & Black thought they had an equaliser on 53 minutes when Georgievski powered a ball across the face of the goal for Kwame Yeboah to chest the ball into the back of the net.
However, the VAR intervened and ruled the ball had hit his arm.
That seemed to stir the Red & Black into action with Bruce Kamau (twice), Muller and Patrick Ziegler firing off shots in the space of seven minutes but it wasn’t enough to find the equaliser.
The Wanderers will now turn their attention to the Central Coast Mariners who they’ll face next Sunday at Central Coast Stadium.