Western Sydney Wanderers look to have secured the final play-off position, winning Sunday’s crucial six-pointer against Wellington Phoenix 3-1 at Spotless Stadium.
The hosts never looked troubled as they secured their first win at the Sydney Showgrounds venue, in control from the outset and eventually getting out to a 3-0 advantage.
Nico Martinez kicked off the scoring before a Brendon Santalab brace put the result beyond the Phoenix’s reach.
The margin probably should have been greater, and eventually the Kiwi side secured a consolation through a trademark Gui Finkler free kick.
The Wanderers’ win means the points gap between them and Wellington is now at five.
Coming into this round Newcastle and Wellington both needed wins and yet played like their seasons are already over. Very lethargic #WSWvWEL
— Matthew Riggs (@FRfootballMattR) March 19, 2017
Probably the best game so far for WSW #WSWvWEL
— Peter Tanevski (@peterMVFC) March 19, 2017
Massive chance for the Nix to break into the Top 6 goes begging. Flat performance for such a big game, very disappointing #WSWvWEL
— Henry Rounce (@Henry_Rounce) March 19, 2017
Actually feeling for Moss, he had some great saves but nix backline was terrible today #WSWvWEL
— Brian (@bt87_) March 19, 2017
WE’RE GONNA WIN THE LEAGUE!!!#WSWvWEL
— TheMoscowSlip (@TheMoscowSlip) March 19, 2017
We haven’t won at Spotless before. Do they even know what to do?? #WSWvWEL
— Leslie (@darenothope) March 19, 2017