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    Wanderers Lose On Penalties In Heart Hit-Out.


    mack

    The Western Sydney Wanderers performed well in their first ever match against A-League opposition with a 0-0 draw against Melbourne Heart but lost the subsequent penalty shootout 3-5.

    I would like to thank Eric Berry, who was live-tweeting the game at his twitter account. Without his coverage this match report would not be possible. To follow Eric please visit his twitter page here.

    A good crowd was in attendance on the cold but clear night in far north New South Wales as they watched the two teams compete for the Craig Foster Cup.

    Jerrad Tyson, Tarek Elrich, Michael Beauchamp, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Adam D'Apuzzo, Jerome Polenz, Aaron Mooy, Campos, Hersi, Labinot Haliti and Mark Bridge formed the starting lineup for the Wanderers.

    Heart took the field with Redmayne, Marrone, Gerhardt, Gray, Behich, Thompson, Garcia, Fred, Dugandzic, Macallister and Williams.

    The game opened with fluid back and forth attack as both sides were heavily pushing up the pitch. The Wanderers had the first chance of the match after 10 minutes when a Wanderers attack down the left resulted in Bridge skying his shot over the bar. Heart fired back with a vicious cross from Williams forcing Tyson to turn it past the goal for a throw-in. In the 28th minute Heart had a goal disallowed for offside in the 28th minute.

    A flurry of attacks by the Wanderers that resulted in 3 shots in quick success was kept out by desperate scrambling defense. A Heart defender was given a yellow card after a bad tackle just outside the box, and Mooy smashed the resulting free kick against the crossbar. It was the last major chance before the half-time whistle blowing with the score at 0-0.

    After half-time the chances came thick and fast. Heart took a free kick but were unable to get it over the wall. Wanderers then attacked on the left but the cross was too high for the attackers. Mooy put a free kick wide right. Mooy became provider for a Heart chance as he lost possession in front of goal. His blushes were spared when the eventual shot went off the post and away from goal.

    The game opened up afterwards, with several counter-attacks being made. A save from Tyson kept Heart at bay, and another brilliant save from his opposite number at the other end denied the Wanderers.

    Kubi replaced Haliti after another right hand movement saw more wayward shooting wasting the chance. Despite time wearing on the battle in midfield continued without losing it's intensity, as the Wanderers closed down the Heart ball players all over the pitch. With 10 minutes to play the score remained 0-0, penalties looming large. Shannon Cole was subbed on earlier in the half and he provided a good cross that just avoided the head of Kresinger.

    As time started to run out Heart laid siege to the Wanderers goal, taking a number of corners which were tuned aside by Tyson or cleared by the defense. The full time whistle sounded and the teams headed to the penalty spot to decide the winner of the cup. Wanderers missed their second shot through La Rocca, while Heart scored all 5 to win the shootout 5-3.

    Despite being unable to score in normal play and the penalty loss this is a positive and encouraging result for the fledgling club. Defensively the team was quite sound and were able to carve out a number of chances in attack. Tyson also performed admirably in goal for the second match running and could push Covic for the starting line up. Mooy again was incredibly impressive, and he will be a key player if the team are to push for finals contention.

    The Wanderers next scheduled match is Sunday the 9th of September against Parramatta FC. The match will be Parramatta Stadium.

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    Noooo our first chance of silverware. The highly sort after Craig Foster Cup goes to the Heart instead of the Heartland.

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    Ladies and gentlemen, Aaron Mooy is stepping up week after week and tonight was uber-impressive. I think he will have a good midfield partner in Jerome Polenz who was solid this evening. Not sure who was who between Hersi and Campos and, though they were both solid, the one who played in the middle was slightly more impressive.

     

    Bridge growing on me as the matches roll on and Lab Haliti seems to be able to threaten from nothing. Kresinger a solid striker with size and strength that will provide additional attacking options. I think it might be going a bit far to say that Tyson will push Covic for a start though.

     

    Positive signs, lads and gals. I'm one excited Bandit this evening...

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    Ladies and gentlemen, Aaron Mooy is stepping up week after week and tonight was uber-impressive. I think he will have a good midfield partner in Jerome Polenz who was solid this evening. Not sure who was who between Hersi and Campos and, though they were both solid, the one who played in the middle was slightly more impressive.

     

    Bridge growing on me as the matches roll on and Lab Haliti seems to be able to threaten from nothing. Kresinger a solid striker with size and strength that will provide additional attacking options. I think it might be going a bit far to say that Tyson will push Covic for a start though.

     

    Positive signs, lads and gals. I'm one excited Bandit this evening...

    Cheers guys. Mooy will be class, no doubt about it!!

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    Good to see we matched with an a-league side. I was a bit worried after the loss to Sydney United..

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    When I heard it was 0-0 at full time I was pretty stoked. Toughest opposition we'll have faced (well should have been anyway) and to match it with them? Very very positive. Maybe the dudes were all stoked to be on the road or something, finally felt like they were part of a team in the A-League or something.

     

    Kudos to the boys for their effort. Well done to MH for winning the cup, but really... penalties don't count...

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    Ladies and gentlemen, Aaron Mooy is stepping up week after week and tonight was uber-impressive. I think he will have a good midfield partner in Jerome Polenz who was solid this evening. Not sure who was who between Hersi and Campos and, though they were both solid, the one who played in the middle was slightly more impressive.

     

    Bridge growing on me as the matches roll on and Lab Haliti seems to be able to threaten from nothing. Kresinger a solid striker with size and strength that will provide additional attacking options. I think it might be going a bit far to say that Tyson will push Covic for a start though.

     

    Positive signs, lads and gals. I'm one excited Bandit this evening...

     

    Did you recognise this guy on the park and how did he play? hopefully he the good one your referring to.

     

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    Great match report Mack. It was a great showcase night for football, especially regional football.

     

    It was a fantastic game. Jake (#2 son) and I are really glad we made the effort to get up there. It was a hell of a roadtrip, and the 860km return trip yesterday was a bit challenging (we came back via the New England & Putty Rd) but it was worth every cent and every kilometre. We stayed in a motel diagonally opposite the oval, so it took us 60 seconds to get back after the game. The locals were terrific and the atmosphere was constantly buzzing. There were people there from all the outlying towns, excited to see some of their heroes in action and keen to see how Wanderers would go against an established team.

     

    We more than held our own and gave Heart plenty of problems. Lab and Bridgey were running like the wind most of the night and looking very dangerous. Mooy was imperious in the midfield, D'Apuzzo was pretty solid too. Taz put in some dangerous crosses and Tyson was massive in goal - I swear he jumped a mile high to tip a cross to safety.

     

    The proudest moment was after the game when the kids mobbed the tunnel (where I was sitting) and boundary fence for autographs. The boys were there for a good 45 minutes, despite it being quite chilly, signing, having their photos taken and chatting with the fans. I know it was really a Heart gig, as they'd been in town for a week, but after Aloisi & Foz the next-most popular with the kids was Tyson - and he didn't let any of them down.

     

    There's talk that it might become a regular event, not sure who between though, but if we are involved I highly recommend the trip for next year. I'd even go so far as to say I'd drive a bus full up there if there's interest.

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    Oh yeah... these are the shirts that I got made up to wear to the game. Got noticed by more than a few people.

     

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    Well done efsco. That's commitment. The Lismore paper reckon the crowd was 3300. Sound accurate?

     

    Also, love the shirt, plus book me on that bus for next year!

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    Well done efsco. That's commitment. The Lismore paper reckon the crowd was 3300. Sound accurate?

     

    Also, love the shirt, plus book me on that bus for next year!

     

    That sounds about right. There were not many empty seats to be had anywhere, and another hundred or so over on the hill on the far side of the ground. It was a really healthy turnout.

     

    I thought the shirts were a natty idea -something a little different that identified us as fans. They cost a bit because they were a special batch, but well worth it. I've got some other ideas for fan merch that I'm working on too, if anyone's interested.

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    Well done efsco. That's commitment. The Lismore paper reckon the crowd was 3300. Sound accurate?

     

    Also, love the shirt, plus book me on that bus for next year!

     

    That sounds about right. There were not many empty seats to be had anywhere, and another hundred or so over on the hill on the far side of the ground. It was a really healthy turnout.

     

    I thought the shirts were a natty idea -something a little different that identified us as fans. They cost a bit because they were a special batch, but well worth it. I've got some other ideas for fan merch that I'm working on too, if anyone's interested.

     

    Very Interested. Jump on the Merchandise Thread and we can all discuss your ideas that we can all help you out with! Great work mate! Love the shirts!

     

    http://www.westsydneyfootball.com/topic/1046-merchandise/page__st__150#entry35169

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    Great match report Mack. It was a great showcase night for football, especially regional football.

     

    It was a fantastic game. Jake (#2 son) and I are really glad we made the effort to get up there. It was a hell of a roadtrip, and the 860km return trip yesterday was a bit challenging (we came back via the New England & Putty Rd) but it was worth every cent and every kilometre. We stayed in a motel diagonally opposite the oval, so it took us 60 seconds to get back after the game. The locals were terrific and the atmosphere was constantly buzzing. There were people there from all the outlying towns, excited to see some of their heroes in action and keen to see how Wanderers would go against an established team.

     

    We more than held our own and gave Heart plenty of problems. Lab and Bridgey were running like the wind most of the night and looking very dangerous. Mooy was imperious in the midfield, D'Apuzzo was pretty solid too. Taz put in some dangerous crosses and Tyson was massive in goal - I swear he jumped a mile high to tip a cross to safety.

     

    The proudest moment was after the game when the kids mobbed the tunnel (where I was sitting) and boundary fence for autographs. The boys were there for a good 45 minutes, despite it being quite chilly, signing, having their photos taken and chatting with the fans. I know it was really a Heart gig, as they'd been in town for a week, but after Aloisi & Foz the next-most popular with the kids was Tyson - and he didn't let any of them down.

     

    There's talk that it might become a regular event, not sure who between though, but if we are involved I highly recommend the trip for next year. I'd even go so far as to say I'd drive a bus full up there if there's interest.

    rerb0l.jpg

     

    Oh yeah... these are the shirts that I got made up to wear to the game. Got noticed by more than a few people.

     

    cqIX0l.jpg

    great post its nice to see the wanderers can measure up to A-league opposition

     

    just wondering if you were going to pick a winner after the 90 then which team you would pick? nice dedication btw and love the shirt

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    hahaha nice signature GOD

     

    Good work efcso - I became a follower of your twitter earlier today. I would love to go up there, would be awesome to see a crowd that's stoked as to be there, as opposed to the general sydney crowds where the attitude generally tends to be 'ive seen better'.

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    hahaha nice signature GOD

     

    Good work efcso - I became a follower of your twitter earlier today. I would love to go up there, would be awesome to see a crowd that's stoked as to be there, as opposed to the general sydney crowds where the attitude generally tends to be 'ive seen better'.

    lol thank you :P and i hope our fans are going to become like that, hopefully

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    Not being biased, but I honestly thought Wanderers shaded Heart, especially with shots, although Heart did manage to get the ball in the net once, even if it was ruled offside. Mooy was the difference I reckon. He marshalled things well and led by example, including giving Fred a tasty "getting to know you" challenge or two.

     

    Just as an interesting (maybe) reference on the crowd. I mean no disrespect to anyone - our fans or those of any other club - but one of the most striking things to me was that I saw a total of two (2) coppers visible at the end of the game, and they were just standing to one side keeping an eye on things and yakking with each other. There was security, but I'm not aware they did much more than check a few bags, help a few lost kids and secure the dressing room doors.

     

    Right, time to reheat some pizza then head over to the merch thread...!

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    Not being biased, but I honestly thought Wanderers shaded Heart, especially with shots, although Heart did manage to get the ball in the net once, even if it was ruled offside. Mooy was the difference I reckon. He marshalled things well and led by example, including giving Fred a tasty "getting to know you" challenge or two.

     

    Just as an interesting (maybe) reference on the crowd. I mean no disrespect to anyone - our fans or those of any other club - but one of the most striking things to me was that I saw a total of two (2) coppers visible at the end of the game, and they were just standing to one side keeping an eye on things and yakking with each other. There was security, but I'm not aware they did much more than check a few bags, help a few lost kids and secure the dressing room doors.

     

    Right, time to reheat some pizza then head over to the merch thread...!

    thanks i am so excited for the season to start, really happy we got Mooy, seems like he is going to be a cult hero for us, and i think its better when security are relaxed, its not a great look for the league if there are a million police officers and if they massively overeat to anything, still dont want to take the thread off topic plus it has been discussed many times before already, thanks for the report on the match

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    Great result for the boys, should boost their confidence getting a positive result against a fellow A-League side.

     

    Also a big thanks to the boys who made the effort to attend. Efcso, Bandit and any others, you guys are legends.

     

    Btw Efcso, shirts need more sexy. Bit of cleavage next time thanks.

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    Like football, being a supporter is also a team effort. I'm pretty sure that between us we can cover off most things, get to most games, show our team that we aren't plastics - we're footballers and football fans! Win, Lose or Draw, this is our team, and we can be proud of them - Both on the pitch and off it - and show the lads (and girls when they start playing) that their community supports them as a family. After all, they're playing for us as much as for themselves.

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    Hear, hear efcso. I agree that we shaded Heart. We created more chances and definitely played "prettier" football. As previously stated, one excited Bandit right here!

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    one of the most striking things to me was that I saw a total of two (2) coppers visible at the end of the game, and they were just standing to one side keeping an eye on things and yakking with each other.

     

    Lismore's Chief of Police and Assistant Chief of Police.

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    Like football, being a supporter is also a team effort. I'm pretty sure that between us we can cover off most things, get to most games, show our team that we aren't plastics - we're footballers and football fans! Win, Lose or Draw, this is our team, and we can be proud of them - Both on the pitch and off it - and show the lads (and girls when they start playing) that their community supports them as a family. After all, they're playing for us as much as for themselves.

     

    How did the Hersi lad play?

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    I can't say I really noticed Hersi that much. Not that he was anonymous, rather I was more impressed with Mooy, Haliti, Bridge and Elrich. A couple of the kids in the stadium behind me noticed him and were calling him "Nani". I guess that might be a good thing?

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    Noooo our first chance of silverware. The highly sort after Craig Foster Cup goes to the Heart instead of the Heartland.

     

    classic

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    Thanks for the reports boys, very positive signs and I'm stoked to hear Mooy is doing so well

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    one of the most striking things to me was that I saw a total of two (2) coppers visible at the end of the game, and they were just standing to one side keeping an eye on things and yakking with each other.

     

    Lismore's Chief of Police and Assistant Chief of Police.

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    Who's the assistant chief here?

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    Thanks for the reports boys, very positive signs and I'm stoked to hear Mooy is doing so well

     

    Don't mean to pry, but where have you been lately??

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    Thanks for the reports boys, very positive signs and I'm stoked to hear Mooy is doing so well

     

    Don't mean to pry, but where have you been lately??

     

    Aww you noticed :cheeky:

     

    Obsessed with my bike. Getting it back on the road (sourcing parts, fixing it etc) and test riding it of course :D

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