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Wanderers NPL vs Hills United FC 8/03/2020 7:00PM

  • Opponent: Hills Brumbies
    Home Team: Western Sydney Wanderers
    Away Team: Hills Brumbies
    Date: 08/03/20
    Competition: NSW NPL 2
    Location: Seven Hills, New South Wales
    Stadium: Lily Homes Stadium
    Result: West Sydney Win
    West Sydney Score: 3
    Opponent Score: 1
    Note 1: This is the first match of the 2020 NPL Season for the Wanderers.
Wanderers NPL vs Hills United FC 8/03/2020 7:00PM

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Not sure what the club intends to do in regard to having a social media presence at these games, particularly given that Eric Subijano has been recruited by FootballNSW, to be their NPL2 competition reporter.

Anyone wishing to stay in touch with live updates from the venue of WSW games, should also follow the twitter account highlighted below.

Round ones home game v's Hills on Sunday night which kicks of at 7pm is the designated MOTR & as such, can be viewed live on both NSWNPL's Facebook page & you-tube channel.

It should be a tough challenge for our young squad against last season's GF winners, who are coached by Patrick Zwaanswijk formerly of CCM. 


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1-0 WSW from a massive deflected own goal.

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I really wish these live streams would learn to just leave the camera zoomed out, and also to not zoom it more than 1/3rd of the pitch. The frame rate makes all movement of the camera blurry and being zoomed in makes it worse, and you can't see what's happening apart from the players they've zoomed it into.

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Suman off after a clash, may have injured his shoulder.

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8 hours ago, papersun said:

Suman off after a clash, may have injured his shoulder.

Suspected fractured shoulder or collarbone injury.

Spider's lad will have to sit on the bench v's Heart & our u18's GK Gibson will need to play NPL2

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Replying to @penamariner and @footballnsw
Very pleasing performance. We could be missing at least six of those lads next week, due to injuries, suspensions & the fact that the ALeague & NPL2 games clash on Saturday night. Dumb scheduling
11:15 AM · Mar 9, 2020·Twitter for Android
Out's - Suman. Kalac, Doggie, Pagden, Grozos, Adam likely to travel to Melbourne for the ALeague game. Maybe one less if Keanu is available. In's - Monge & Natta may be available after picking up injuries on u18 YS trip to the Netherlands
11:33 AM · Mar 9, 2020·Twitter for Android

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9 March , 2020 By Football NSW

The National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Men’s competition kicked off with a derby, plenty of close contests and a lot of late goals (eight after the 80th minute across the six games). This league is notoriously hard to predict, but one thing is certain: we’ll have a lot of fun following this league over the next six months.

Match of the Round: Western Sydney Wanderers v Hills United

Western Sydney Wanderers prevailed in our featured match, defeating Hills United 3-1 in an open contest at Lily Homes Stadium. Strikes from Kosta Grozos and Mohamed Adam, combined with an early Bradley Robertson own goal, took Arthur Diles’s side to victory, with Hills skipper Daine Merrin netting late on from the penalty spot.

There was goalmouth action in the opening seconds. A clearance from United fullback Glen Kelshaw was charged down by Rory Jordan, however Adam couldn’t capitalise. The Wanderers didn’t have to wait long though, and took the lead when Jarrod Carluccio’s cross took a heavy deflection off Robertson, leaving Harrick Sinpraseuth stranded.

Western Sydney could have doubled their lead on six minutes when Grozos intercepted Sinpraseuth’s underhit clearance and tried to catch him out of position, but the goalkeeper did brilliantly to recover and tip the shot over the bar. Hills were then inches away from equalising when Merrin smacked a first time shot off the frame of the goal.

The chances kept coming. Sinpraseuth made another good save, this time from Jordan, and Grozos also had another opportunity, gliding past three opponents only to shoot over from just inside the area. In the 17th minute, Wanderers goalkeeper Nicholas Suman was equal to an effort from Yusuke Maruyama after a nice passing move.

After such a frenetic start the contest had to settle down. The next notable moment came on 40 minutes, Grozos firing just wide of the post after getting on the end of Lochlan Constable’s excellent cross.

The second half began in the same vein as the first, with both sides racking up the attempts on goal. Hills forward Adolph Koudakpo charged through the middle and tested Suman from 25 yards, while Constable knocked the ball down for Adam, but the ball bounced at a difficult height and his volley was off target.

Western Sydney made it 2-0 in the 64th minute. Grozos had deserved a goal after threatening all evening, and he got his reward for an outstanding performance when he raced onto Ali Auglah’s through pass and coolly dinked the ball past Sinprasueth.

Hills United kept going and Robertson could have halved the deficit when Maruyama’s corner kick fell to him at the far post, but he couldn’t keep his effort down. Grozos then created a one on one chance for Wanderers substitute Dauntae Mariner with a wonderful pass, however Sinpraseuth was able to make a one on one save.

There was an unfortunate clash between Suman and Koudakpo on 83 minutes which led to the Wanderers goalkeeper being substituted, and the youngsters in red & black seemed to lose momentum. Hills found a way back into the contest when Thomas Aquilina was penalised for holding Kelshaw at a corner. Merrin kept his head with the spot kick, slamming the ball into the net for his fifth goal in five appearances against the Wanderers.

That was as good as it got for United, and the Wanderers made the game safe in stoppage time. Noah Pagden won possession and played the ball to Mariner, who atoned for his earlier miss by setting up Adam for the clinching goal.

Next up for Western Sydney is a Saturday night clash with Spirit FC at Christie Park. Meanwhile, Hills United return to Lily Homes Stadium to face St George City FA.

Match Stats

Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (Bradley Robertson og 3’, Kosta Grozos 64’, Mohamed Adam 90+2’) v Hills United 1 (Daine Merrin 89’)

Sunday 8 March 2020

at Lily Homes Stadium

Western Sydney Wanderers: 1. Nicholas SUMAN (20. Oliver KALAC 85’), 2. Thomas AQUILINA, 4. Mohamed AL TAAY (c), 5. Noah PAGDEN, 7. Jarrod CARLUCCIO, 10. Kosta GROZOS, 11.Lochlan CONSTABLE, 14. Mohamed ADAM, 17. Dean PELEKANOS, 19. Rory JORDAN (24. Peter GROZOS 72’), 21. Ali AUGLAH (9. Dauntae MARINER 77’)

Unused substitutes: 3. Mark NATTA, 16. Yousef SAWALH

Hills United: 24. Harrick SINPRASEUTH, 6. Bradley ROBERTSON, 7. Wade GIOVENALI (16. Greg GIOVENALI 78’), 8. Eoin MONTFORD, 9. Alex VLISMAS (23. Sam PERRE 72’), 10. Samuel DE OLIVEIRA (13. Joshua MBAKWE 65’), 11. Daine MERRIN (c), 14. Adolph KOUDAKPO, 17. Yusuke MARUYAMA, 18. Nathan NISKI, 19. Glen KELSHAW

Unused substitutes: 32. Jordan GEDDES, 3. Jarrod DODDS

Yellow Cards: 18. Nathan NISKI 48’, 7. Wade GIOVENALI 57’, 11. Daine MERRIN 65’, 23. Sam PERRE 75’

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