FYL: Wanderers triumph in Sydney Derby

The Western Sydney Wanderers have made it three consecutive wins in the Foxtel Y-League after defeating Sydney FC 3-1 at Marconi Stadium on Friday night. 

Goals from Abraham Majok, Lachlan Scott and Mohamed Adam ensured a comfortable win for the Red & Black after Jeremy Cox opened the scoring for Sydney FC. 

There was a cautious start to the game from both sides, but then Sydney took the lead in the ninth minute with Cox converting a cross from the right win. 

The Wanderers didn't let their heads drop and took control of the game. Mark Tokich had an opportunity with a free kick, only to see his powerful effort saved by Sydney FC goalkeeper Alex Cisak. 

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After chances for Abraham Majok and Moudi Najjar, Kosta Grozos went on a bursting run into the penalty area, shooting just over the crossbar. 

With five minutes left in the first half, the Red & Black were inches away from an equaliser. Grozos and Majok combined to set up Lachlan Scott, whose shot was diverted onto the post by Cisak. 

The Wanderers would eventually get a deserved equaliser on the stroke of halftime. Scott did well to win the ball in midfield, before finding Majok, who slotted the ball low past Cisak.

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The team started the second half the same way that they finished the first. 

Scott and Tokich were involved again, the latter forcing Cisak into another save.

Just after the hour mark, the Wanderers finally took the lead. 

Grozos started the move with a diagonal ball to Tokich who beat two defenders before playing in a perfect through ball to Scott who finished emphatically into the roof of the net. 

The Wanderers would make it 3-1 with just under 15 minutes remaining. 

match report

Scott got behind the defence again and although he was unlucky to see his shot saved, substitute Mohamad Adam was on hand to score from the rebound. 

In the end, it was a comfortable win for the Red & Black with the Wanderers maintaining their four-point lead at the top of the Y-League Conference B table. 

The Wanderers will now look to Friday night's top-of-the-table fixture, where they host second placed Newcastle Jets at Marconi Stadium. Kick-off is at 7pm.

Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (Abraham Majok 45’ Lachlan Scott 62’ Mohamed Adam 76’)
Sydney FC 1 (Jeremy Cox 9’)

Western Sydney Wanderers: Nicholas Suman (c), Tate Russell, Jordon Hall, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Mathieu Cordier, Fabian Monge, Steven Lustica (Kosta Grozos 17’), Mark Tokich (Mohamed Al-Taay 78’), Abraham Majok, Moudi Najjar (Mohamed Adam 65’), Lachlan Scott

Unused substitute: Daniel Axford