Red & Black Football

Clean Sweep Away from Home

For the first time since… well I can’t remember when (possibly ever) all 3 of our Wanderers teams won!

Over the weekend, the Men, Women and Youth all bagged 3 points away from home and man it feels good.


Starting the round on Friday night away to Adelaide, the Wanderers managed a hard fought 2-1 win. The Wanderers still sit in eighth place but another win could see them surge up to 5th (following a very similar pattern to our men).

Talitha Kramer


Continuing their perfect season, the Wanderers Youth Team put on a display in Canberra on Saturday afternoon, registering an impressive 6-3 win.

Believe it or not, the scoreline flattered Canberra, who got an injury time consolation goal. For the most part it was all Wanderers, continuing their high flying goal-fest of a season. Abraham Majok got another brace, while Lachlan Scott and Mark Tokich also got on the score sheet.

The win makes it 5 wins from 5 games, with an equally impressive 24 goals for the season, so far. The Wanderers sit 10 points clear at the top of their conference and are almost certainties to win the group and face off against Conference-A winner in the final, who at this stage would be reigning champions Melbourne City.


We Won! We actually won a game, after all this time. Our first win since round 1 against Perth and what a game it was. The Wanderers took down the Mariners in Gosford on Saturday night with an impressive 2-0 victory, again marred by VAR controversy (I call it controVARsy and it comes with your choice of topping).

I’m sure plenty of people will talk about the VAR red cards etc so I will leave that to them. All I will say is that the VAR hasn’t done what it was meant to do and that’s to minimise the controversy around big calls. It’s as bad as ever, if not worse, so there is not point having it in the game and slowing down the flow of the match.

Drought over: Brendon Santalab reacts after Alvaro Cejudo scores against the Mariners.

Ok, enough of that. Brendon, the hero, Santalab delivers again. This time it was a shot from outside the box and straight into the back of the net. In the second half, Cejudo finally got on the score sheet as the Wanderers tore apart the Mariners’ defence and lined up to score. Even better than the goals though was the heart and desire the boys showed. This has been one of the key criticisms and it was so refreshing to see the team go out there with some fight and actually look like they want to win. This was also out FIRST clean sheet of the season!

The Wanderers now sit 8th with a game in hand and just a win away from the top 4 (barring other results). While the Premiership may be a pipe dream now, another couple of wins and the Wanderers can again call themselves real contenders for the Toilet Seat. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves yet. This is 1 win in a string of poor results. The real test will be next week against the in-form and 2nd placed Jets in Newcastle.

For now, let’s just enjoy the fact that all of our Wanderers got wins this week! COYW!!!!!!!!


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