Sydney FC Smash Wanderers 9-0


Sydney FC have cruised to a comfortable 9-0 win over Earlwood Wanderers FC in the Johnny Warren Community Challenge at Leichhardt Oval tonight.

Sydney FC 9 (Bobo 15’ , 53‘, 55’, Retre 20’,  Buijs 29’ , 51‘, Brosque 40’ & 45’, Simon 66’ ) def.  Earlwood Wanderers 0

Sky Blues marquee Bobô notched a hat-trick, captain Alex Brosque and centre half Jordy Buijs both picked up a brace, while Paulo Retre and Matt Simon each hit the back of the net with long range strikes.

Sydney FC face MacArthur Rams next Tuesday night in their next pre-season friendly at Campbelltown Sports Stadium at 7.30pm.

Brosque in full flow

Photo: Jaime Castaneda

What They Said:

Graham Arnold: “I thought it was a very good hit out for the boys.

“We knew we would probably dominate the game, so it was good to have a lot of time with the ball tonight and to score a lot of goals.

“It was a good performance but I was even more pleased with the great attitude shown by the players.”


15′ BOBÔ GOAL – Carney’s left wing cross to the far post finds Matt Simon who heads back across to Bobô to head home from close range.

20′ RETRE GOAL – Carney’s short corner finds Retre on the edge of the box who drills it low and hard into the corner with a fine strike.

29′ BUIJS GOAL – Buijs drills a free-kick through the wall and into the corner for 3-0.

40′ BROSQUE GOAL – A good cross from Esposito on the right finds Brosque who buries it first time.

45′ BROSQUE GOAL – Esposito crosses from the right and finds Bobô who unselfishly nudges it back to Brosque to finish from two yards.

51′ BUIJS GOAL – Carney’s corner is hit direct to Buijs on edge of the box, who smashes home a half volley home, almost Paul Scholes-esque!!

53′ BOBÔ GOAL – A Carney through ball sends Bobô clear to lift the ball over the advancing keeper.

55′ BOBÔ GOAL – Kuleski gets down the to left to by-line and cuts it back to Bobô who blasts home for his hat-trick.

66′ SIMON GOAL – Matt Simon blasts a freekick on the edge of the box into the bottom corner.

Matt Simon takes aim

Photo: Jaime Castaneda

Team News

Sydney FC 9 (Bobo 15’ , 53‘, 55’, Retre 20’,  Buijs 29’ , 51‘, Brosque 40’ & 45’, Simon 66’ ) def.  Earlwood Wanderers 0

Head Coach Graham Arnold brought in marquees Milos Ninkovic and Bobô for their first starts of pre-season with Ninkovic starting on the left of midfield and David Carney reverting to left back at the expense of Michael Zullo who was rested.  Paulo Retre was given a chance at centre midfield in place of Brandon O’Neill while trialist Jacob Esposito was given a chance to impress at right back.  Charles Lokolingoy took some time out with Matt Simon moving wide right to allow Bobô through the middle.

Ground: Leichhardt Oval

Referee: Adrian Arndt

Sydney FC:  1. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 5. Jordy BUIJS, 6. Joshua BRILLANTE, 8. Paulo RETRE, 9. BOBÔ, 10. Milos NINKOVIC (11. Nicola KULESKI 35’), 14. Alex BROSQUE (c), 17. David CARNEY, 18. Matt SIMON, 22. Sebastian RYALL (21. Matt GREEN 35’), 24. Jacob ESPOSITO (4. Patrick FLOTTMANN 47’).

Subs not used: 20. Thomas HEWARD-BELLE (gk), 2. John IREDALE, 3. Liam McGING, 12. Brendan CURTIS, 16. Samuel McILLHATTON, 23. Juan ZAPATA.

Yellow cards: None.

Red cards: None.

Starting line-up

Photo: Jaime Castaneda

Earlwood Wanderers FC squad: 42. Christopher PARADISIS, 0. Christian MEOGROSSI, 5. Nathan GUINAN, 6. Michael LOUPIS, 7. Aedon KYRA, 9. Taylor SAITO-PATCH, 12. Chris TATSIS, 13. Christian VLOUTIS, 17. Fred AYOUB, 18. James CHALLITA, 19. Michael MEDAGLIA, 20. Garang AWAC, 22. Daniel MOLLICA, 24. Dimitri TRITSINIOTIS, 25. Jordon MORFITIS, 26. Christian D’ANGELO, 27. Domenic SIM, 29. Angus BROWN, 30. Christopher TSIKNAS, 31. Sebastian COELLO, 58. Anthony CHARBEL.

Subs not used: None.

Yellow cards: None.

Red cards: None.

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