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Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT -

THE Western Sydney Wan­der­ers Youth League side came up short against Sydney FC af­ter play­ing one of its best games of the sea­son at Po­pon­detta Park in Mt Druitt on Sun­day.

On a 39C day, the Wan­der­ers put up a great fight, with the fi­nal 4-2 score not re­flec­tive of the match.

It looked to be a tough game for the Red and Black side, miss- ing two shots at goal early on. Shortly af­ter, Sydney FC scored once and then again in ex­tra time dur­ing the first half.

The Wan­der­ers had sev­eral shots at goal dur­ing the first half but were un­able to score, with Sydney’s keeper com­ing to the res­cue ev­ery time.

The sec­ond half of the match saw Sydney take a 3-0 lead.

The Wan­der­ers’ Josh Mac­don- ald hit back with a dou­ble, but a late goal by the Sky Blues ruled out the chance of an equaliser.

A Wan­der­ers spokesman said de­spite the loss, the at­mos­phere at the park was great.

“The match was full of pos­i­tive signs for the Red and Black and was a dis­tinct im­prove­ment on their pre­vi­ous Sydney Derby this sea­son,” he said.

-Jil­lian McKee

Pic­ture: CARMELA ROCHE

Wan­derer Joshua Gas­pari bat­tles for the ball against Sydney FC.

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