NPL Wrap: Wanderers punish Bankstown

The Western Sydney Wanderers have grabbed their first win of the NSW NPL 2 season with a 5-1 thumping of Bankstown City at Jensen Park on Saturday night.

Leading 1-0 at the break thanks to a Mario Shabow effort, the Red & Black produced a powerhouse performance in the second with goals to Rami Najjarine, Abraham Majok, Oliver Puflett and Liam Youlley sealing an overwhelming victory for Trevor Morgan’s side.

Having been left frustrated by last week’s 1-1 draw with Mt Druitt, the Wanderers came out with purpose, dominating the more experienced Bankstown from the outset.

With the home side playing a high line, the Wanderers were able to get in behind Bankstown’s defence time and time again and would go into the break a goal to the good thanks to Mario Shabow’s first strike of the season.

The Wanderers continued to enjoy the lion’s share of both possession and scoring opportunities in the second half.

Najjarine and Majok extended the Wanderers lead to three before Huseyin Jasli pulled one back for Bankstown from the penalty spot.

Though a strike from Puflett and penalty to Liam Youlley would clinch a much deserved victory for an impressively clinical Wanderers side.

The Wanderers will hope to continue their winning streak when they take on Spirit FC on Saturday night at Sydney United Sports Centre.

In other results:
U13: Mounties Wanderers 2-2 WSW
U14: Mounties Wanderers 1-1 WSW
U15: Mounties Wanderers 1-3 WSW
U16: Mounties Wanderers 0-1 WSW
U18: Bankstown City 0-9 WSW
U20: Bankstown City 0-8 WSW