Western United to play Preston Lions in next pre-season friendly

Western United have locked in their second match: a clash with Victorian outfit Preston Lions.

Mark Rudan's side will continue preparations for their inaugural Hyundai A-League tilt by hosting State League 1 leaders Preston at City Vista Pavilion and Sports Field on Thursday 29th of August, with kick off at 7.00pm AEST.

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United played their inaugural match at the same venue, which is based in the west Melbourne suburb of Fraser Rise, on Thursday 22nd of August.

A hearty gathering of a over 3,000 fans watched on as the club beat Carolina Springs George Cross 4-0.

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24-year-old attacker Valentino Yuel - who signed for United in March from Bentleigh Greens - etched his name into the club folklore by scoring the club’s first ever goal with a bullet first half header, while Connor Pain, Dylan Pierias and Apostolos Stamatelopoulos also got on the scoresheet.

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Ersan Gulum was handed the captain's armband by Rudan - who deployed his charges in a three at the back formation  on the evening - while marquee men Panagiotis Kone and Alessandro Diamanti also started.


Western United will play their first ever Hyundai A-League match away from home against Wellington Phoenix on October 2013 in a match that sees Rudan face up against the team he guided to the Finals Series in 2018/19 before walking out with a year on his contract.

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Western United continue their preparations for the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season next Thursday