Wanderers beat Berries in pre-season friendly

Western Sydney Wanderers warmed up for next week’s Westfield FFA Cup clash with a hard-fought 2-0 win over PS4 NPL side Bankstown Berries in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Wednesday night.


►It was second half goals to Keanu Baccus and Mark Bridge that sealed the win for the Wanderers at Leichhardt Oval.

►Wanderers boss Tony Popovic opted for a strong starting 11 that included marquee men Oriol Riera and Álvaro Cejudo. 

►It took 78 minutes for the Wanderers to break the deadlock, before Bridge added a second four minutes from time.


►The Wanderers travel to Victoria for their Round of 16 Westfield FFA Cup clash against PS4 Victoria NPL side Bentleigh Greens on Tuesday night.

►The Berries – who play a final round NPL2 match on Sunday – take on Sydney FC in their Round of 16 tie at Sydney United Sports Centre.


Western Sydney Wanderers: Vedran Janjetovic, Josh Risdon, Robert Cornthwaite, Michael Thwaite, Jack Clisby, Kearyn Baccus, Steven Lustica, Jumpei Kusukami, Roly Bonevacia, Álvaro Cejudo, Oriol Riera

Substitutes : Brendan Haill, Jacob Melling, Brendon Santalab, Jaushua Sotirio, Mark Bridge, Marc Tokich, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Lachlan Scott, Chris Herd, John Hall (GK), Nick Suman (GK), Keanu Baccus, Abraham Majok, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Tate Russell, Lochlan Constable, Matthew Lecce