The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers say farewell to Wanderland on Friday night when they take on bottom-placed Central Coast Mariners in the penultimate round of the season. Here’s everything you need to know.
Donate your old footballs at the match
Bring your old and new footballs to the match tomorrow to help change the lives of those who need it.
Kick For Africa are in desperate need of footballs for the clinics and programs in Africa so be sure to donate your used balls at the match.
There will be a collection point in the precinct outside of Pirtek Stadium where you are able to drop off your donated footballs.
Where are they now?
Ever wondered what Dino Kresinger is up to these days? Find out where the Croatian forward is plying his trade amongst other ex- Wanderers as we track down the team that played against the Mariners in the club’s first ever match.
The Wanderers are without Dimas who received a one-match suspension after his yellow card against Victory last Friday. Four players have been promoted whilst Jaushua Sotirio misses out. See Tony Popovic’s full squad here.
Central Coast Mariners
Grounded to the bottom of the Hyundai A-League table with thirteen points and with just one away win in their last 27 matches, Tony Walmsey’s Central Coast Mariners have endured a torrid 2015/16 campaign.
It’s been a record-breaking season of the wrong kind for the Yellows who amongst a catalogue of unwanted archives have become the first side to go 12 months without keeping a clean sheet and have conceded a whopping 62 goals in 25 games (2.48 goals per 90 minutes; the Red & Black comparatively average 1.28 per 90) which is nearly double the tally of the Wanderers (32).
Yet, the pressure is on the Wanderers to make up ground in the race for the Premier’s Plate and with Tony Popovic labelling the encounter a must win, the final home game of the regular season is sure to contain the feel and atmosphere of a big match.
How to watch
If you can’t make it to the ground to bid Pirtek Stadium a fond farewell you can still catch the game live on SBS 2 & Fox Sports 505 at 7.40pm AEST or listen live on 702 ABC Sydney & ABC Local Radio NSW, Grandstand Digital & Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-League Live.