Wanderers break the drought

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GOAL! Photo: Megan Dunn

The Western Sydney Wanderers have that winning feeling again after they defeated Perth Glory 1-0 last Sunday at Pirtek Stadium.

The Wanderers notched up their first win of the new A-League season off the back of a strong defensive display combined with a brilliant goal by new recruit Dario Vidosic.

Speaking with the media on Tuesday, the 28-year-old Socceroos star said the one goal win was certainly well deserved.

“It was a fantastic occasion to reward our home fans and ourselves for all the hard work we have put in,” he said.

“It’s definitely a relief because I think we’ve been very deserving of the three points, we’ve played very well in the first three rounds. Defensively we are very well set up and we’re not leaking too many opportunities, and the goals will come.”

Wanderers fans cheering on their team. Photo: Megan Dunn
Wanderers fans cheering on their team. Photo: Megan Dunn

Experienced striker Mark Bridge agreed with the attacking midfielder.

“It was a very good win and has been coming the last few weeks,” he said.

“It was just that final pass or decision that had been costing us and Dario got a good goal on the weekend to get us our first win in front of our home fans.”

This Saturday afternoon the Wanderers will travel up the M1 to take on A-League surprise packets the Newcastle Jets.

The Hunter-based club have enjoyed a near perfect start to the season with three wins and one loss to their name.

“It will be tough, we know what to expect from them,” Vidosic said.

“Perth played a similar style but if we play our football, create chances and bury one or two goals as quick as possible, I think we’ll be good enough to walk away with the three points.”

Bridge believes Newcastle’s recent success comes down to their new roster and coach Scott Miller.

“They have been very good and a surprise packet for many,” he said.

“What they are doing is working. He seems like a great young coach and they have some decent players in their side. It’s going to be a tough challenge this week.”

Photo: Megan Dunn
Photo: Megan Dunn

 

Nathan Taylor

Nathan Taylor is the Western Weekender’s award-winning sports journalist. Nathan is also the Weekender’s Deputy Editor.

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