Wanderers show their potential in Jets draw

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Western Sydney Wanderers took their first point of the new A-League Women season on Friday afternoon after salvaging a late 1-1 draw with Newcastle Jets.

It was a nail-biting match that left home fans frustrated up until the 90th minute when Western Sydney’s Ashlie Crofts marked her debut by belting the ball past Jets goalkeeper Georgia Boric.

It was at this moment that all the built-up tension in the previous minutes caused a spike in the Wanderers’ attack as they searched for a winner in injury-time.

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One thing Western Sydney does is create countless opportunities for themselves. In every game they have played thus far, the amount of chances they’ve had at goal highlights their potential in the final third.

Despite having to settle for a draw, the Wanderers showed promise in their performance and left the crowd on the edge of their seats.

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Rosie Galea in particular has demonstrated that she is a powerhouse with multiple long range shots at the goal just skimming the top of the crossbar.

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Defender Danika Matos proved to be in all the right places with her immense performance in the final minutes ensuring all attacking threats from Newcastle were neutralised.

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Crofts’ equaliser was just rewards for the Wanderers as they claimed a well-deserved point to potentially ignite their season.

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Western Sydney has started off the competition in a slow burn, but they’re warming up quickly.

Head coach Catherine Cannuli worked to put through a balanced team and it’s beginning to look like the start of something promising, that is, if they start making the most of their opportunities in front of goal.

Feature image: Kellie Lemon

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Paloma Darjani
Covering the Western Sydney Wanderers for the 2021/22 season. Studying a Bachelor of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney.

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