Sydney FC have annihilated their local rivals Western Sydney Wanderers 6-0 with an outstanding performance in which they could easily have racked up double figures.
Led by the talents of the roaming Marco Tilio, the Sky Blues took a third minute lead when Tilio floated an inch perfect pass behind the Wanderers defence to Jaiden Kurcharski. The striker controlled on his chest before side-footing underneath goalkeeper Greenwood.
Three minutes later Kurcharski had another chance when Swibel’s tackle played him clear on goal however after rounding the keeper he hit the side-netting with his shot.
Great work from Cameron Peupion in beating two men on the right allowed him the opportunity to cross for Tilio however he couldn’t quite touch the ball into the empty net.
Wanderers had a chance to pull one back in a goal mouth scramble in the 22nd minute however the Sky Blues were able to clear and increased their lead two minutes later when Wanderers failed to clear their lines and Kurcharski turned to hit a thunderous shot into the top corner from outside the box.
Moments earlier Peupion looked certain to score from a Tilio cross but an excellent last ditch tackle from a Wanderers defender prevented him slotting home from close range.
Swibel stung the palms of the keeper with an angled shot on the half hour mark but wasn’t to be denied, tapping home a few minutes later in a Sky Blues breakaway laid on by a Peupion square ball to make it four.
Further chances followed for Sydney FC who dominated the from start to finish however it remained 4-0 at half time.
Kurcharski had his hat-trick goal disallowed just after the break for offside when he tapped in Tilio’s shot which was parried but it wasn’t long before the Sky Blues had their 5th.
Swibel played a neat one two with Kurcharski on the edge of the box before firing home powerfully to claim his second of the game in the 68th minute.
Two minutes later Kurcharski was rewarded for a fine performance with his hat-trick. A poor Wanderers back pass allowed the speedy striker to knock the ball past an onrushing goalkeeper and slot it home into the empty net to complete the scoring.
Sydney FC’s Foxtel National Youth League squad now sit on top of Group B on goal difference thanks to a magnificent 17 goals in three matches.