Wanderers W-League season comes to a close

After 12 exciting weeks, the Wanderers Westfield W-League season has wrapped up.

Wanderers Westfield W-league head coach Rich Byrne assembled an exciting squad this season that featured a mix of both international and promising local talent for the club’s sixth season in the Westfield W-League.

With results unfortunately not going their way, the Wanderers wrapped up their season last Sunday in 8th place. Nine points off from cracking the top four.

It was certainly a season of what ifs for the Red & Black, who won only three of their 12 matches.

The squad’s results weren’t reflective of their performances on the pitch with their fighting spirit and determination becoming a trademark for their identity this W-League season.

Veteran captains, Ellie Brush and Erica Halloway, led the Wanderers with grace and tenacity. Something that was felt both on and off the pitch.

Young goalkeeper Jada Whyman continued to make a name for herself and will no doubt be in line to one day make her first Matildas cap.

Her fellow Young Matildas Susan Phonsongkham and Rachel Lowe both notched up a number of starting appearances and scored some incredible goals to match.

One of the most iconic matches of the West eld W-League season was
the Wanderers incredible comeback victory against Perth Glory, which echoed the team’s resilience and never give up attitude.

The Wanderers scored twice through Rachel Lowe and Ellie Brush in the opening four minutes to take a 2-0 lead before a brace to Glory skipper Sam Kerr and another to American import Rachel Hill put the home side ahead with 12 minutes to play.

And despite the Wanderers missing a penalty five minutes from time through Brush, they still found a way to snatch an incredible victory.

Substitute Olivia Price and winger Erica Halloway each scored within three frantic minutes to claim a memorable win in front of 1,852 stunned Perth fans.

Anything was possible in the West eld W-League this season and the match against Perth proved just that.

If the Wanderers build on their team culture and start turning some fantastic performance into results, there won’t be any stopping them next Westfield W League season.