NPL Preview: Wanderers vs North Shore Mariners

The Western Sydney Wanderers will be aiming to finish the first half of the NPL 2 season on a high when they face North Shore Mariners at Sydney United Sports Centre on Saturday night.

After a hard-fought draw last weekend against Mounties Wanderers, the Red & Black are now five points off NPL 2 leaders Marconi Stallions.

North Shore Mariners are led by coach Joe Haywood who has a wealth of experience having coached at the Central Coast Mariners NYL team and Manchester City Academy.

The Northbridge outfit have had a formidable attack this season having scored 14 goals in their last four games. 

North Shore currently occupy sixth position on the NPL 2 ladder, with the highlight of their season so far being their comprehensive 4-0 victory over competition favourites Marconi Stallions.

Last season's top goal scorer, Kyle Cimenti, is back after a long layoff due to injury. After last week's goal against Mounties, Kyle is now the team's joint top scorer for the season, with four goals in eight appearances. 

Cameron Devlin is another player to watch after putting in a typically solid performance last week. In addition to captaining our NPL 2 side, the energetic central midfielder has also represented Australia at the Under-21 level. 

Entry to the match is FREE for all Wanderers Members, while tickets for non-Members are $10 for adults and $5 for concession card holders.

Western Sydney Wanderers v North Shore Mariners
Saturday 27 May, 7:00pm (U20s kick-off at 5:00pm, U18s at 3:00pm)
Sydney United Sports Centre