Sky Blues Fall In Sydney Derby

Sydney FC have been defeated 2-0 by a goal either side of half time from Western Sydney Wanderers, and must now look to home games on Tuesday and Friday night to get back to winning ways.

Sydney FC 0 def by Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (Hemed pen 37’, Baccus 52’)

Moments That Mattered: 

LE FONDRE CHANCE – 10’ – Good work on the right between Grant and Barbarouses results in Grant getting to the byline and crossing for Le Fondre but he can’t get his flick on target.

NAJJARINE CHANCE – 32’ – Ogawa drives towards the Sky Blues’ defence and chips the ball to the far post, however Najjarine puts it wide.

HEMED GOAL – 37’ – Donachie’s foul on Najjerine results in a penalty which Hemed converts.

LE FONDRE CHANCE – 47’ – Talbot sends in an in-swinging right foot cross which just evades Le Fondre and Grant.

BACCHUS GOAL – 52’ – A left wing corner comes over and Bacchus gets his head to the ball to nod home.

WILKINSON HEADER – 53’ – Retre fires a ball to the near post and Wilkinson heads just wide.

LE FONDRE HITS THE BAR – 58’ – Narsingh chips the ball to the far post for Le Fondre who takes a touch and fires the ball off the bar.

What They Said: Steve Corica: “It’s obviously disappointing to have lost that, especially the way we did with a penalty and from a corner kick.

“They probably had the better chances from the game but we had a lot of ball and a couple of chances but nothing clear cut, so I was disappointed in the performance.

“We’ve got a short turnaround and we’ve got to play Tuesday [in the AFC Champions League] and Western on Friday, so we can’t dwell on that and we’ve got to pick ourself up and perform on Tuesday.”

Elvis Kamsoba is injured in the Sydney Derby at CommBank Stadium

Match Report

Sydney FC have gone down 2-0 to Western Sydney Wanderers at CommBank Stadium after a Tomer Hemed penalty and a Keanu Bacchus header either side of half time secured the win for the home side.

The Sky Blues had chances to score, the best of which fell to Adam Le Fondre who hit the bar from a Luciano Narsingh cross.

Captain Alex Wilkinson also had a header which went just wide and Sydney FC had claims for a penalty turned down in the final ten minutes for a challenge on Grant which was adjudged just outside the box.

Sydney FC have two home games next week against Kaya F.C in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday night (7.30pm) followed by another A-League game against Western United next Friday night at Leichhardt Oval (7.45pm).

Sydney FC: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE, 2. James DONACHIE, 4. Alex WILKINSON ©, 8. Paulo RETRE (6. Mustafa AMINI 57’), 10. Milos NINKOVIC (22. Max BURGESS 69’), 11. Kosta BARBAROUSES (16. Luciano NARSINGH 57’), 14. Adam LE FONDRE, 17. Anthony CACERES, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 25. Callum TALBOT (5. Connor O’TOOLE, 69’), 27. Elvis KAMSOBA (9. BOBÔ 41’).

Unused Subs: 20. Tom HEWARD-BELLE (GK), 3. Ben WARLAND.

Yellow Cards: Donachie 23’, Amini 95’.

Red Cards: None.

Western Sydney Wanderers: 1. Daniel MARGUSH, 3. Adama TRAORE, 7. Ramy NAJJARINE (32. Jarrod CARLUCCIO 76’), 8. Steve UGARKOVIC, 10. Tomer HEMED (9. Bernie IBINI 69’), 11. Keijiro OGAWA (7. Ziggy GORDON 84’), 13. Tate RUSSELL (22. John KOUTROUMBIS 76’), 15. Tomislav MRCELA, 17. Keanu BACCUS, 23. Dimi PETRATOS (39. Thomas AQUILINA 84’), 25. Phillip CANCAR.

Subs: 20. Tomas MEJIAS, 29. Terry ANTONIS.

Yellow Cards: Carluccio 94’.

Red Cards: None.

Venue: CommBank Stadium.

Referee: Alex King.