Western Sydney Wanderers goalkeeper Jada Mathyssen Whyman isn’t letting this season’s results sway her opinion on the club she refers to as a ‘second family’.

A 2-0 defeat to Canberra United in their last outing once again put an end to the Wanderers hopes of ending their season within the top four and consolidating a place in the finals.

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However in Friday’s final home game of their 2017/18 campaign they appeared far from deflated and clinched onto a hard earned draw against Melbourne Victory at ANZ Stadium.

A stunning long range strike from young Matilda Susan Phonsongkhan gave the home side an early advantage and the Wanderers managed to accumulate a greater share of the chances as they entered the break the more dominant outfit.

However when Melbourne Victory struck back with an equally impressive strike from Natashie Dowie during the opening sequences of the second half the issues which have hindered the Wanderers throughout the season were once again brought to light.

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Six of their twelve matches this season have been losses to a single goal margin and despite earning competitive total shot figures have managed to produce just eight goals across ten games.

“Throughout the season I think we’ve just been inconsistent,” explained Whyman following the Melbourne Victory draw.

“We just couldn’t finish the ball this season that would have made a big difference.”

Amidst the Wanderers lacklustre campaign Whyman has carved a name for herself as one of the W-League’s brightest young prospects.

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With just two games remaining this season the young Matilda is adamant that Western Sydney is the only club where she intends to further develop as a goalkeeper.

“I love the Wanderers, they’re my second family,” Whyman said.

“They’ve helped me so much in training with the youth boys in the off-season and if I could come back next season that would be fantastic.”

After three seasons with the Red and Black Whyman derived positives where she could find them and noted that working with the defensive additions of Ellie Brush, Maruschka Waldus and Talitha Kramer was a high point.

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“I had the best four in front of me in defence; it’s been a great season of learning with them.”

With two tough draws against Sydney and Perth for their final two games of the season the Wanderers will be striving to end their season on a high note regardless of their position on the ladder.

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