NPL Wrap: Wanderers smash Spartans

The Western Sydney Wanderers recorded their third consecutive win in the NPL 2 on Sunday afternoon after a convincing 3-0 win over Blacktown Spartans. 

Early goals from Lachlan Scott and Abraham Majok sent the Red & Black on their way before another strike from Majok in the second half rounded off the scoring. 

The Wanderers signalled their intentions early on with the Spartans defence scrambling to clear the ball after Scott, Fabian Monge and Mohamed Adam linked up on the edge of the penalty area. 

The Red & Black opened the scoring in the 18th minute with Scott finding the net for the fourth game in a row, intercepting the ball before slotting it past Spartans goalkeeper Domenic Nascimben.

Five minutes later it was 2-0. Daniel Wilmering started the move with a smart ball to Majok, who ran at the defence before calmly finding the bottom corner.

Scott


The Spartans responded, winning a couple of set pieces in dangerous positions, but the Wanderers defence stood firm and goalkeeper Nicholas Suman was not called into action. 

Marc Tokich was the next to threaten with a set piece and Nascimben had to be alert to parry the ball to safety. 

With five minutes left in the first half, the Spartans had a chance to get back into the game after winning a penalty. However, Suman was up to the task, diving low to his right to save the shot from Matias Da Silva Santos. 

The Wanderers continued to push after the interval and a swift counter-attack ended with Wilmering shooting over the crossbar. 

Soon it was 3-0, as Wanderers substitute John Roberts played a fantastic through ball with Majok finishing expertly. 

Majok

 

The Red & Black were dominant, and moments later Grozos hit the woodwork for the second time when his curling shot rebounded off the post. 

Roberts continued to make an impact off the bench and forced a good save from Nascimben after being set-up by Tokich and Scott. 

Grozos also had two more opportunities, shooting wide from Majok's cutback before going close with a stoppage-time free kick. 

The result sees the Wanderers move into sixth place on the NPL 2 ladder. Earlier games saw the U18s squad also victorious winning 2-0 whilst the U20s went down 3-1. 

Next Saturday, the Red & Black travel to North Turramurra Recreation Area to face Northern Tigers. Kick-off is at 7:00pm. 

Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (Lachlan Scott 18’, Abraham Majok 23’ 56’)
Blacktown Spartans 0

Western Sydney Wanderers: Nicholas Suman, Mohamed Al Taay, Tate Russell, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Daniel Wilmering, Fabian Monge (Jordan Hall 85’), Marc Tokich (Samuel Silvera 65’), Kosta Grozos (c), Mohamed Adam (John Roberts 46’), Abraham Majok, Lachlan Scott
Unused substitutes: Elliot Carwardine, Abdelrahman Kuku

Other results:
U20: WSW 1-3 Spartans
U18: WSW 2-0 Spartans
U16: WSW 3-0 Northern Tigers
U15: WSW 2-0 Northern Tigers
U14: WSW 3-1 Northern Tigers
U13: WSW 7-1 Northern Tigers