NPL Wrap: Wanderers defeat Rams

The Western Sydney Wanderers have moved up to fifth on the NPL 2 table after a 4-2 victory over Macarthur Rams on Sunday.

The Red & Black secured the victory thanks to a second half double from Kyle Cimenti as well as goals from Jordan Hall and Oliver Puflett. 

Joshua Batolotto was inches away from giving the Wanderers an early lead but his 30-yard strike crashed off the crossbar. 

The Wanderers found themselves under pressure at times in the first half but defended very well, blocking a number of shots. 

With just over 10 minutes left in the first half, the Wanderers took the lead. 



Jordan Hall found space at a corner kick and showed good composure to control the ball before volleying it home. 

However, Macarthur soon equalised after a corner of their own found Scott Goodwin, who headed the ball into the bottom corner. 

Emmanuel Gonzalez went close on a number of occasions on both sides of the half time interval and showed good vision to create a chance for Puflett. 

The Red & Black soon jumped back into the lead after Puflett's shot blasted past the keeper. 

The Wanderers momentum kept building with Cimenti making it 3-1 on the hour after converting his rebounded shot. 


Kyle Cimenti

Macarthur ensured a nervous finish when in ten minutes left, Lachlan Reus halved the two goal cushion the Wanderers had with a precise free kick. 

The Red & Black secured the victory in the 88th minute after a swift counter attack.

Gonzalez did well to beat a tackle before finding Stojcevski, whose pinpoint pass into the penalty area left Cimenti with a simple clean finish.



The win completed a very successful afternoon for the Red & Black who were also victorious in the U18 and U20 matches. 

Next Saturday, the Wanderers will travel to The Crest Athletic Centre to face Bankstown Berries. Kick-off is at 7pm.

Western Sydney Wanderers 4 (Jordan Hall 34’ Oliver Puflett 54’ Kyle Cimenti 60’ 88’)
Macarthur Rams 2 (Scott Goodwin 38’ Lachlan Reus 80’)

Western Sydney Wanderers: Mackenzie Syron, Tate Russell, Jordan Hall, Noah Pagden (Thomas Aquilina 57’), Mathieu Cordier, Joshua Bartolotto (Charles Abou Serhal 46’), Tariq Maia, Matthew Lecce, Oliver Puflett (Brandon Stojcevski 71’), Kyle Cimenti, Emmanuel Gonzalez
Unused substitutes: Daniel Axford, Jamie Percevski

Other results:
U20s: WSW 6 - 1 Macarthur Rams
U18s: WSW 8 - 0 Macarthur Rams
U16s: WSW 2 - 1 CCM
U15s: WSW 1 - 0 CCM
U14s: WSW 1 - 1 CCM
U13s: WSW 5 - 0 CCM