Wanderers repeat history against Canberra

It was a case of history repeating for the Western Sydney Wanderers who fell to the Central Coast Mariners 4-1.

The Wanderers since inception have yet to defeat Canberra United despite the side missing their key internationals in this clash. Ashleigh Sykes was a key player for Canberra and ensured that they gained dangerous in the front third throughout the match testing the Wanderers defence.
 
It wasn't long until Canberra opened the scoreboard with Kendall Fletcher from a header drawing out Wanderers keeper Jada Whyman off her line to get no where near the impending goal.
 
This opening goal gave Canberra the confidence going forward in the match with the Wanderers becoming increasingly frustrated by their lack of time on the ball. Hannah Beard and Erica Halloway combined frequently for the Wanderers attack but were able to make a definitive mark on the match. 
 
Keelin Winters almost provided the Wanderers with the equaliser sending a shot that forced Melissa Maizels to tip the ball over the edge of the bar, a save she would have to do multiple times during the match. 
 
The Wanderers started the second half with their persistent and resilient nature with Winters once again attempting to transform the Red & Black into true contestants in the game but it was only a matter of minutes until goals began flooding in from Canberra. 
  
A defensive error by Rachel Soutar saw her defect Meg McLaughlin's shot directly into the goal helping United to double their lead. 
 
It wasn't until the 77th minute then that the Wanderers made the scoresheet with Erica Halloway scoring the clubs only goal. Yet the enthusiasm of a comeback dissipated quickly with Canberra scoring a mere later with Fletcher claiming her second in the match. 
 
Canberra were already up by three goals but this didn't stop Ashleigh Sykes who was set to be rewarded near the conclusion of the match scoring the final goal that saw the result rest at 4-1. 
    
Keelin Winters almost provided the Wanderers with the equalizer sending a shot that forced Maziels to tip the ball over the edge of the bar, a save she would have to do multiple times during the match.  
 
The Wanderers started the second half in their persistent and resilient nature with Winters once again attempting to get the Red & Black onto the score sheet but it was only a matter of minutes until goals began flooding in from Canberra. 
 
A defensive error by Rachel Soutar saw her deflect Meg McLaughin’s shot directly into the goal helping United’s lead double.
 
It wasn’t until the 77th minute that the Wanderers made their mark on the match with Erica Halloway scoring the clubs only goal. Yet the enthusiasm of a comeback dissipated with Canberra scoring a mere minute later with Fletcher claiming her second in the match. 
 
With Canberra at this point having a three goal lead, Ashleigh Sykes was rewarded for her efforts in the match scoring the final goal that set the result at 4-1.