NPL Preview: Spartans vs Wanderers

The Western Sydney Wanderers NPL 2 team will be looking to bounce back on Saturday night when they take on Blacktown Spartans at Blacktown Football Park. 

The last time the two sides met, the Wanderers won 3-0 thanks to a double from Abraham Majok, as well as a goal from Lachlan Scott. 

Spartans are currently in 13th place on the ladder and are also looking to get back to winning ways after defeats in each of their last three games, including a 1-0 loss to Parramatta FC last Sunday.

However, the Red & Black will need to keep an eye on Spartans forward Alex Boyadjian, who has scored nine goals so far this season. 

For the Wanderers, Joshua Bartolotto will be one to watch after recently being promoted to the first-grade side. 

The former Sydney United player joined the Wanderers Academy in 2016 and was a regular in the U18s squad that won the double that year. 

The central midfielder picked up another winners medal as part of the Wanderers U20 Grand Final winning team from last year, while he also made his NPL 2 first grade debut in June 2017.

Adrian Valenti is another player who has had a number of fantastic performances for the Red & Black this season. 

After playing his junior football for Marconi Stallions, Valenti joined the Wanderers in 2017, making his Foxtel Y-League debut against Newcastle Jets in December. 

The 17-year-old started the Wanderers NPL season with the U20s side and now is a regular starter in the first-grade team at left-back.

NPL NSW Round 19
Blacktown Spartans v Western Sydney Wanderers
Saturday 7 July, 7:00pm (U20s kickoff at 5:00pm, U18s at 3:00pm)
Blacktown Football Park, Rooty Hill