Western Sydney Wanderers have jumped up to fifth on the Hyundai A-League ladder following Saturday night’s crushing 4-1 win over Wellington Phoenix.
And while he didn’t get his name on the scoresheet, captain Mark Bridge was an obvious standout in the dominant performance.
The 32-year-old provided the assist for Brendon Santalab’s opener just before half-time, beating two defenders before setting up his teammate for a simple finish.
He fashioned another glorious opportunity for Alvaro Cejudo just after the break too, with the Spaniard inexplicably miscuing a close-range header from Bridge’s delightful cross.
After Brendan Hamill fired the Wanderers ahead midway through the second half, Bridge then helped seal the win for Josep Gombau’s side with just over 10 minutes remaining.
The attacker rose highest to flick on Alvaro Cejudo’s corner, with the ball falling to Hamill who made no mistake with a tidy finish.
Along with his two assists for the match, Bridge created a total of seven goal-scoring chances for his teammates in a fabulous all-round display.