NYL | Wanderers share points with Adelaide

Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United have fought out a tense 1-1 draw in their Foxtel National Youth League clash at Marconi Stadium on Sunday.

Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United have fought out a tense 1-1 draw in their Foxtel National Youth League clash at Marconi Stadium on Sunday.

In hot conditions, a second-half goal from Adelaide-s Jordan Elsey was cancelled out by a Laurans Hanna strike for the home side.

It leaves both sides still looking for their first wins of the season.

The first half was a quiet affair with both sides lacking polish in the final third and neither keeper called on to make anything other than routine saves.

Many of the Wanderers- half chances centred around the play of Joshua Sotirio.

Sotiro started on the right wing found space after 14 minutes only to have his cross cleared away by a back-peddling defence.

Ten minutes later Sotiro found himself in space just outside the area after a clever interchange of Wanderers passing but his shot sailed wide of the post.

On 57 minutes, the game exploded into life with Adelaide taking the lead.

A neat touch from Bruce Kamau bought him some space in the area. He rolled the ball into the path of Elsey who slotted the ball into the bottom right hand corner past the outstretched hand of Tyson.

The lead would be short-lived however with the Wanderers back on level terms just two minutes later.

Hanna broke the offside trap with a well-timed run before calmly finishing past John Hall in the Adelaide goals.

With 12 minutes to go the Wanderers- Mark Cindric had two chances in the space of a minute to put the home team in front.

Cindric found himself one on one with Hall only to push his shot wide of the target and in an identical situation 30 seconds later Cindric put his shot on target only to be denied by a sharp save from the Adelaide keeper.

The Wanderers pushed hard for the winner in the closing stage but were ultimately unable to break the deadlock.

Western Sydney Wanderers 1 (Laurens Hanna ‘59) Adelaide United 1 (Jordan Elsey -57)

Western Sydney Wanderers: 1. Jerrad Tyson, 2. Laurans Hanna, 3. Brendan Hooper, 4. Matthew Spiranovic (13. James Baldacchino 58‘), 5. Nicholas Olsen, 7. Joshua Sotirio, 8. Jake McGing, 9. Mark Cindric, 10. Matthew Stewart(15. Martin Lo 58‘), 11. Alusine Fofanah (6. Sean Symonds 58‘), 14. Shayne D-Cunha

Adelaide United: 1. John Hall, 2. Dion Kirk, 5. Antony Golec, 6. Cassio Oliviera, 7. Bruce Kamau (9. Anthony Costa 61‘), 10. Ryan Kitto (15. Matthew Bouzalas 61‘), 13. Jordan Elsey, 16. Jacob Melling, 19. Jake Barker-Daish, 21. Bruce Djite, 22. Anthony Ture (18. Adam Piscioneri 61‘)

Yellow Cards: Nicholas Olsen -44

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