Y-League wrap: Wanderers and Roar on top as finals approach

Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar have consolidated their leads atop their respective conferences as the Foxtel National Youth League heats up.

Elsewhere, both Melbourne clubs find themselves rooted to the bottom of Conference A with each suffering losses on the weekend.

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Canberra United’s match-up against Sydney FC had to be postponed after wild weather forced the closure of a number of grounds in the ACT.

Read on for your wrap of Round 6 of Australia’s premier youth competition.


Glory leap clear of bottom spot

Perth Glory put some distance between themselves and last place after seeing off Victory 2-0 at Dorrien Gardens.

Daniel Stynes opened the scoring after six minutes before skipper Henry Hore put the result beyond doubt shortly after half-time.

Glory star Jacob Italiano also mad his comeback from injury after coming on in the second half.


Brisbane continue their fine form

Brisbane Roar went three points clear at the top of Conference A after they defeated Melbourne City 3-1 at C.B. Smith Reserve.

The visitors went ahead through a Christian Cavallo own goal after 14 minutes before City equalised via Moudi Najjar just before the half-hour mark.

Right on half-time Daniel Leck put the Roar back in the lead and Mirza Muratovic was on hand to seal all three points after he knocked one in with 15 minutes to go.


Wanderers march on

The final match of the round saw Western Sydney move a win clear of their Sky Blue rivals after defeating Central Coast Mariners 2-0.

The fixture at the CCM Centre of Excellence saw all the scoring take place in the first half with Oliver Puflett and Fabian Monge both on the scoresheet in the ninth and 39th minutes respectively.

The win is the third in a row for the Wanderers as they look to defend their crown.

Round 7 fixtures

Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners

Date: Saturday, December 22

Venue: Adamstown Oval

KO: 4:30pm AEDT

Western Sydney Wanderers v Canberra United

Date: Saturday, December 22

Venue: Valentine Sports Park (Field 2)

KO: 4:30pm AEDT

Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory

Date: Sunday, December 23

Venue: Lions Stadium

KO: 11:30am AEDT (10.30am local time)

Melbourne City v Adelaide United

Date: Sunday, December 23

Venue: CB Smith Reserve

KO: 4pm AEDT

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