WWL Preview: United vs Wanderers


The Wanderers Westfield W-League team will be back in action this Saturday in the City of Churches. 

The Wanderers Westfield W-League team will be back in action this Saturday in the City of Churches. 

Travelling to Adelaide this Saturday, the Western Sydney Wanderers Westfield W-League team are still searching for that elusive first win.

The Wanderers went down 3-0 to local rivals Sydney FC last Thursday but head to the City of Churches hoping to spoil the Red’s chances of a maiden finals appearance. 

The Red & Black were well and truly competitive in the first half against the Sky Blues with Elizabeth Addo and Georgia Yeoman-Dale looking very dangerous. 

Captain Servet Uzunlar was everywhere as the Wander Women took it up to their Sky Blue neighbours. 

But it was an all too familiar tale with three lapses in concentration contributing to Sydney’s goals.


The Wanderers defeated Adelaide twice last season, a pair of 2-1 wins helping the Red & Black finish ahead of United on the ladder.

Striker Rosie Sutton netted an injury-time winner in the first encounter at Marconi Stadium whilst Lee Falkon scored the decisive goal at Marden Sports Complex in the return match. 

It is a vastly different Adelaide team this season though with the Reds in the hunt for a finals berth. 

Adelaide are fifth, level on points with fourth-placed Sydney FC despite last week’s loss to Canberra United. 

Former Wanderer Ellie Carpenter’s second-half goal proved the difference as Adelaide struggled to create clear-cut chances in the match.

Despite Adelaide pushing for an equaliser towards the end of the match, the side could not restore parity as their two-match winning streak came to a crashing end. 

Whilst pride all the Red & Black have to play for in the remaining three matches of the Westfield W-League season, Dan Barrett’s team have shown plenty of that this year despite their very disappointing campaign. 

A win in Adelaide would be no less than what the Wander Women deserve for their efforts this season and it promises to be a spirited encounter on Saturday afternoon in Adelaide.