Wanderers Spanish FFA Cup hero wants more goals

Oriol Riera has ensured instant hero status with the Western Sydney Wanderers faithful after his late, late goal in Tuesday night’s Westfield FFA Cup victory over a plucky Wellington.

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And now he wants more goals.


The Spanish marquee nodded home a last-gasp winner to give his side a 1-0 extra-time victory over Wellington Phoenix in the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 last night.

“I’m very happy to start with a goal in my first game,” Riera told Fox Sports afterwards.

“I scored in the last friendly game, so it’s a very good start.

“But I want to score more goals and win more games,” he said.


With the tie seemingly headed for a penalty shoot-out after 120 goal-less minutes, Riera rose highest to guide home Roly Bonevacia’s left-wing corner and send Western Sydney into the last 16.

And Riera says they always had faith a goal would come.

“We hoped, we hoped!”

“But we need to improve a lot with the ball and without the ball.

“It’s a long pre-season, so we have time to [get] fit and improve a lot of things.

“It’s only the first game, but we need more,” said Riera.