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The Matildas qualified for the World Cup, the Young Socceroos were undefeated on tour and others played well in the NPL.

The weekly segment which takes you through what our players are doing during the Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League and Foxtel National Youth League off-season.

Three Wanderers have played a big role in the Matildas qualifying for the World Cup. Emily van Egmond, Alanna Kennedy and Teigen Allen have been in Vietnam for the Asian Cup which doubles as the World Cup Qualifying tournament.

Allen and van Egmond played the full 90 minutes in Thursday night-s semi-final win over South Korea while Kennedy has been a regular in the group stage matches.

Three more Wanderers were overseas the past two weeks with the Young Socceroos as Shayne D-Cunha, Jaushua Sotirio and Daniel Alessi played Oman twice and Al Shababs Academy. The boys won all three matches with Alessi and D-Cunha partnering each other at centre back in the second match.

James Baldacchino and Jake McGing went head-to-head as South Coast Wolves travelled to Marconi Stallions. Baldacchino was impressive and while disappointed that the Wolves let a lead slip, a 1-1 draw was still a good result for the away team. Jake McGing played the final 30 minutes and did well.

It was a tightly contested game between Sydney Olympic and Rockdale City Suns with Brendan Hooper on the pitch for Olympic. The Wanderers youngster played very well in the first half but was unable to continue his performance in to the second. Olympic eventually conceded an 85th minute goal as Rockdale claimed a 1-0 victory.

Sean Symons was on the pitch for Rockdale but came off after 60 minutes.

Mark Cindric didn-t get as many minutes as usual but made quite an impact when he came on with twenty minutes to go. An eye-catching performance by the youngster was just another positive for Sydney United 58 as they defeated Blacktown City 1-0.

In the 20s Blacktown City lost 4-1 against Sydney United 58. Matthew Stewart played well without being spectacular and Blake Tuxford made a few saves but overall Blacktown did poorly.

Helen Petinos started where she left off last week as she set-up the winner in Marconi Stallions- 2-1 win over Illawarra Stingrays. Wanderers trio Caitlin Cooper, Jordan Baker and Michelle Carney were on the pitch for Illawarra with Baker setting-up Carney for their goal.

Jenna Kingsley played her first full game of the year after a season disrupted due to injury and showed what Blacktown Spartans had been missing as she almost inspired them to an upset result against league leaders Macarthur Rams.

2-1 down at half time, Kingsley turned it on hitting the post in the 75th minute and scoring the equaliser in the 80th. While Rams finished strongly to score twice in the last five minutes it was positive signs for both Spartans and Kingsley.

The Stingrays also played Manly United on the weekend and despite Baker and Carney both bagging a goal they went down 3-2.

Servet Uzunlar is still on the comeback trail from injury and played 70 minutes for North West Sydney Koalas reserves when they defeated Sydney University reserves 3-0. Uzunlar scored the second goal and provided the assist for the third.

In first grade, Jessica Seaman started the match for the Koalas but succumbed to injury after thirty minutes with Uzunlar replacing her at centre back for the rest of the match. Sydney University won 3-0. Rachael Soutar did not feature for Sydney University due to illness.

THIS WEEKEND

The Matildas take on Japan in the Asian Cup final this Sunday night at 11:15pm. You can watch Emily van Egmond, Teigen Allen and Alanna Kennedy live and exclusive on Fox Sports.

Matthew Spiranovic is in camp with the Socceroos and will play South Africa at ANZ Stadium on Monday night. Tickets are still available.

With the Hyundai A-League season concluded you can still support your Wanderers as our players take the field in the National Premier League.

Sean Symons and Rockdale City Suns travel to Cromer Park to take on Manly United on Saturday night. Kick-off is 7:30pm.

Marconi Stallions take on St George on Saturday night with Jake McGing lacing up the boots for the Stallions. Kick-off is 7:30pm at Marconi Stadium.

Mark Cindric plays against Sutherland Sharks for Sydney United 58 on Saturday night at Seymour Shaw with kick-off at 7:30pm.

South Coast Wolves make the trek to Lambert Park to take on APIA Leichhardt on Saturday night at 7:45pm. James Baldacchino will take the pitch for the Wolves.

Brendan Hooper will be the soles Wanderers representative when Sydney Olympic host Bonnyrigg White Eagles at Belmore Sports Ground. Kick-off is 3pm on Sunday.

Shayne D-Cunha returns from international duty and with teammates Matthew Stewart and Blake Tuxford will look to get Blacktown City back in the winners- list when they take on Blacktown Spartans. Kick-off for the U20s is 1pm on Sunday at Lilys Football Centre.

Rachael Soutar and Georgia Rowntree have two matches to contend with this week as Sydney University play FNSW Institute on Saturday (3pm at Valentine Sports Park) and host Jenna Kingsley-s Blacktown Spartans on Sunday (3pm at Wilson Park).

Having come close to a win last weekend, the Wanderers trio of Michelle Carney, Jordan Baker and Caitlin Cooper will aim to get the three points when Illawarra Stingrays verse Manly United again on Sunday. Kick-off is 3pm at Cromer Park.

North West Sydney Koalas will be looking to make-up for last week-s loss when the yplay Northbridge on Sunday. Kick-off is 3pm at ELS Hall Park with Servet Uzunlar and Jessica Seaman playing for Koalas.

Marconi Stallions and Helen Petinos have a tough task this weekend as they play the impressive Macarthur Rams on Sunday. Kick-off is 3pm at Marconi Stadium.