The Western Sydney Wanderers have shot to the top of the Foxtel National Youth League table after swatting aside Sydney FC 3-0 in a devastating performance at Marconi Stadium.Two first half goals to Abraham Majok set the tone before Lachlan Scott came off the bench in the second half to seal the three points with his first touch.
It was the best possible start for the Red & Black, with the Kenyan-born Majok getting his name on the scoresheet after ten minutes.
Right back Brendan Hamill forced a turnover deep into Sydney FC territory, feeding the ball into the box for Majok to slot home after going round the keeper.
The commanding start continued for the Wanderers and the home team really should have gone two goals but were somehow kept out following a fine Thomas Manos save from a Majok effort at the far post. Sydney FC just managing to clear the resulting goal mouth scramble.
Majok wouldn’t be denied a second goal however when he darted on to a loose ball on halfway, took the ball past the out-coming keeper and finished nicely to make it 2-0.
After a tough first half in goals for Sydney FC, Manos was forced from the field with an injury before seeing Mitchell Evans replace him. Evans was given a real test before the break with both Jaushua Sotirio and Majok going close but neither were able to add to the 2-0 score before half time.
Emerging from the break eager to extend their lead, Western Sydney went within millimetres of a third when Majok’s shot on target squeezed past Evans with the Sydney FC defence forced to clear the ball off their goal line.
The Wanderers would eventually go 3-0 up when substitute Lachlan Scott scored with his first touch of the game in the 59th minute. Scott thundering a header on to the underside of the crossbar with the ball crossing over the line on the bounce.
Minutes later Scott almost added to his tally when he forced a fine save out of Evans who did just enough to push a strong shot over the crossbar.
With Sydney FC unable to get into the game, the Red & Black’s back four did very well to all but defuse a fast Sydney FC counter-attacking team who rarely threatened Daniel Axford in goals.
As well as giving the Wanderers local bragging rights, the 3-0 domination puts the Wanderers on top of Conference B after three rounds.
Next week the Red & Black travel to Canberra to take on the FFA Centre of Excellence on Sunday 4 December. Kick-off is at 4pm.
Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (Abraham Majok 10’ 35’ Lachlan Scott 59’)
Sydney FC 0
Western Sydney Wanderers: Daniel Axford (GK), Brendan Hamill (Henry Davies), Robbie Cornthwaite, Keanu Baccus (C), Jacob Melling (Lachlan Scott), Jackson Bandiera, Liam Youlley, Tariq Maia, Mario Shabow, Jaushua Sotirio (Emilio Martinez), Abraham Majok
Unused subs: Nick Suman (GK)