Hunter brace earns Wanderers a point against Reds

Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Sarah Hunter scored her first two Westfield W-League goals as the Red and Black came from behind twice to secure a point in a 2-2 draw with Adelaide United at Marconi Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Hunter, 17, scored her goals on either side of half time to cancel out strikes to Chelsie Dawber and Dylan Holmes as the Reds squandered their advantage twice to let go of three points on the road.

The Wanderers had the first-half edge and the majority of the chances but it was the Reds who struck first through Dawber, who latched onto a well-hit lofted through pass from Mallory Weber to fire her strike past Sarah Willacy.

The Wanderers were down but unwilling to accept falling behind. The Red and Black continued to threaten through Georgia Yeoman-Dale down the left flank and the speedster eventually created the equaliser, burning Charlotte Grant to the byline to find Sarah Hunter in the box who swept home her first ever Westfield W-League goal.

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Leena Khamis threatened for the hosts with a number of second-half chances highlighted by a header on goal saved by Sian Fryer-McLaren, but down the other end the Reds showed no such inefficiency when Holmes netted her third of the 2020/21 campaign to restore the advantage for the visitors.

The Reds had a 2-1 advantage on the road and led for the second time in the contest, but just as she did in the first half Hunter was on hand to find the back of the net and level the scores at 2-2.

With scores level once more and 12 minutes on the clock both sides pushed for a winner but scores were to ultimately remain locked as the entertaining affair ended with honours shared.