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Oct 28, 2022   |  3:45PM AET

Pat Wood: Off the mark and looking for more

Pat Wood: Off the mark and looking for more

Pat Wood is the top scorer in A-League history between Sydney FC and Macarthur and is hoping to add to his tally this weekend when the clubs meet at Campbelltown Stadium.

The Sydney Academy graduate striker is looking forward to more chances in front of goal this weekend.

“We’ve been creating a lot this season and we have already scored the most goals in the league. Our strikers are getting good service so hopefully we keep going and pick up points as we go along,” Wood said.

Wood celebrates his goal last weekend

“It was good for me to get off the mark last weekend. I needed that goal to get going this season and my main goal is to score as many goals as I can and help the team to as many three points as possible.”

This season, Macarthur are coached by former Sydney FC player Dwight Yorke and Wood is excited to play in front of someone of his stature.

“It was awesome seeing Sir Alex Ferguson at their training yesterday and it would be super cool to play in front of him. Dwight too. Two greats of the game really and if we were to go there and get a positive result it would be even better.”

Sydney FC have enjoyed a positive record at Campbelltown Stadium and Wood knows the importance that the travelling support play in backing his side.

“It is super important to have them there. They are our 12th man and Campbelltown is a big stadium so hearing them from the sideline definitely helps us and gets us through the game.

“Hopefully we will see them out there in numbers tomorrow. I can’t wait for it.”


The Sydney local is aware of the danger that Macarthur pose however.

“I’ve watched a few of their matches and players like Arzani are talented but we’re also a quality team and if we put on our show, I believe we will beat them.

Wood is aware of the danger that Yorke and Arzani pose

“They are obviously unbeaten but hopefully we can be the ones to bring that record to an end,” Wood added.

With the injury to Adam Le Fondre, this period opens the door for Pat Wood to nail down a starting spot ahead of the World Cup break.


“it’s obviously not great for Alfie [Le Fondre] but now there is an opportunity for me to go out there and hopefully score a few goals and help us to three points as well.

Adam Le Fondre is set for a short spell on the sidelines

“There’s a few important games coming up before the break so we need to build form, and get some points on the board. My goal is to score goals and help the team as much as possible.”

Steve Corica’s Sydney FC travel to face Macarthur on Saturday night at 7:45pm.

Match Details

Macarthur FC v Sydney FC
Isuzu UTE A-League Round Four
Saturday 29th October 2022
Kick Off: 7:45pm
Campbelltown Stadium, Campbelltown, NSW
Broadcast Live: 10Bold & Paramount+
Tickets: Click Here