NPL Preview: St George City FA vs Wanderers

The Western Sydney Wanderers NPL 2 team will travel to Seymour Shaw on Sunday evening to meet St George City FA for the very first time. 

This is St George City FA’s first year in this division, after promotion from NPL 3 at the end of the 2018 season.

Former Wanderer Steve Kuzmanovski is their top scorer with six goals in ten games while midfielder Hayden Morton and defender Matthew Mayora also have Hyundai A-League experience.

However, the Red & Black are unbeaten in their last eight games and will be keen to maintain their place at the top of the table.

For the Wanderers, youngster Bailey Rule has recently been catching eyes. 

The 18-year-old has been a regular starter for the U20 side since the start of the 2018 season and was promoted to the NPL 2 first grade side for last weekend’s match against Bonnyrigg.

A right-back, Rule also toured the United Kingdom and Ireland in January as a member of the Australian Schoolboys squad.

Yousef Sawalha is another player who has been doing well for the U20s.

Sawalha joined the Wanderers Academy in 2016 to play for the U16s after previously playing from Football NSW Institute. 

Able to play as an attacking midfielder or as a striker, Sawalha has played for the Wanderers U18 sides that have reached the Grand Final for the last two seasons.

Sawalha has scored five goals in ten games for the U20s this season.

NPL 2 NSW Round 11
St George City FA v Western Sydney Wanderers
6:00pm, Sunday 12 May (U20s kickoff at 4:00pm, U18s at 2:00pm)
Seymour Shaw, Miranda