Corica puts Sydney derby draw down to lack of fixtures

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Sydney FC manager Steve Corica claims a disrupted fixture list, due to COVID-19, is to blame for his side’s 1-1 draw with the Western Sydney Wanderers.

The Sky Blues had not played a competitive match for two weeks, due to the rescheduling of the A-Leagues fixtures.

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Sydney controlled the first half but strikers Kosta Barbarouses and Trent Buhagiar both missed a series of good chances – which would ultimately prove costly.

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Corica said he was disappointed not to be up by more goals at half time as the Sky Blues dominated the first half and, with the chances they had, they deserved three goals.

The first Sydney Derby of the season was a tale of two halves. After being completely outplayed in the first half by Sydney, the Wanderers turned the game into a real contest in the second half.

Despite an improvement by the Wanderers after the break, it was Sydney who broke the deadlock, with a Barbarouses penalty in the 63rd minute.

The Wanderers responded five minutes later, after a howler from Sydney goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne gifted James Troisi the easiest of finishes.

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Troisi’s goal gave the Wanderers momentum, and they looked the more likely side to score a winner in the closing stages of the match.

Corica admitted Western Sydney finished stronger. When he was pressed on the reason for the Wanderers resurgence in the second half, Corica said it was due to a lack of playing time.

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“We haven’t been playing regularly… in the second half I knew this was going to happen, I knew we would tire because we haven’t played consistently,” he said.

“We just want to play regularly so we can get our match fitness going and get on a roll.”

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While Sydney have now failed to beat Western Sydney in the past five Sydney derbies, Corica was happy with the performance.

He said the only thing missing from the side at the moment was putting the ball in the back of the net but it would come with momentum from playing games.

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