Wanderers vice captain Dylan McGowan says the team wanted to send a message after the Red & Black's advancement to the FFA Cup Quarter Finals on Wednesday night.
The Wanderers demolished Sydney United 7-1 at Campbelltown Stadium and the high scoring affair marked the most amount of goals the Red & Black have scored in a single match.
"It was all about being professional and getting the job done," said McGowan.
"It was a good result and good performance. Playing against an NPL side, we needed to send that message and be professional.
"We knew if we played our best we would go through to the next round."
The Red & Black will now face Melbourne City away in the next stage of the Cup after setting up the victory with a clinical first half display that saw them go into the break leading 3-0.
Aside from a five minute period early in the second half where United pulled a goal back, the Wanderers were completely dominant as they continued their impressive pre-season form.
"The first half set it up and that's what we looked to do," explained McGowan.
“They had played lot of football recently and lot of extra time games and we thought if we kept the ball and dictated the pace of game that we would eventually run over the top of them.
“That is how it worked out. It was a good game plan by the coaches and the boys executed it well.”
While McGowan would have liked to have kept the opposition scoreless, the defender was nonetheless delighted with how the team performed.
“With these type of games, you can get sloppy when you are up 3-0,” said McGowan.
“That’s probably something we need to work on and be ruthless.
“I would have loved for us to win 7-0 but it was not to be. Still, when you score seven goals in a game it is hard to be too disappointed.”