Wanderers out to dominate Derby

The Wanderers are back in action tonight for the final Sydney Derby of the Westfield W-League season.

The Red & Black head into the match after a spirited New Year's Day performance against reigning Champions Melbourne City.

Despite going down 2-1, the Wanderers performed admirably in the heat to push their highly fancied opponents all the way. 

A brilliant first-half strike from Georgia Yeoman-Dale saw the Wander Women take the lead before City took advantage of some momentary lapses in concentration to snatch all three points. 

Elizabeth Addo, Sydney Miramontez and Georgia Yeoman-Dale all had outstanding matches and will be looking to take their form into the derby as the Wanderers seek their first win of the season. 


The Sky Blues are coming off a 2-1 loss to Perth Glory and are currently sitting in sixth position, four points adrift of the top four. 

The Wanderers will be seeking to avenge their 3-0 opening round loss to their rivals in their previous meeting last October. 

Sydney have a wealth of talent at their disposal with Matilda's Caitlin Foord and Alana Kennedy both having strong seasons along with American Danielle Colaprico. 

Foord has scored five goals this season and between her and Colaprico they have created 42 goal scoring chances. 

Kennedy meanwhile has been strong in defence with 10 interceptions and 24 clearances so far this season. 

The Wanderers defence led by Miramontez, captain Servet Uzunlar and Maruschka Waldus will be on guard as they look to stop the second highest scoring team in the Westfield W-League competition.


At the other end of the field Addo, Leena Khamis and Erica Halloway will be keen to penetrate the Sky Blues defence and turn their attacking prowess into much-needed goals.

Dan Barrett's squad have shown plenty of pride in their performances this season despite results not going their way.

The Wanderers have everything to play for in what should be another entertaining prime time clash.

Whilst finals are out of sight for the Wanderers, beating the club's local rivals and getting their first win of the season as well as denting Sydney's playoff chances are more than enough motivation for the Red & Black tonight.