Player Ratings: Wellington Phoenix 1 Western Sydney Wanderers 1 – Ljujic...

Player Ratings: Wellington Phoenix 1 Western Sydney Wanderers 1 – Ljujic thunderbolt earns share of the points


A stunning strike from Matija Ljujic earned Wellington a much-needed point against the Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

Wellington Phoenix

Lewis Italiano – 5.5: Poorly positioned and was at fault for the Wanderers’ goal.

Marco Rossi – 6: Performed well alongside Durante before leaving the pitch at half-time.

Andrew Durante – 7.5: Well suited to his role in the three-man backline and performed well defensively.

Daniel Mullen – 6.5: Effective outing and kept the Wanderers’ attack silent in the second half.

Tom Doyle – 6.5: Nullified the opposition’s attacking threat on the right-flank.

Dylan Fox – 7: Strong defensive performance and was responsible for keeping Steven Lustica quiet.

Matthew Ridenton – 7: Consistent in the midfield, unable to convert the golden opportunity for his side in the final minutes.

Michael McGlinchey – 4.5: Ineffective and failed to have any real impact before being hooked at half-time.

Goran Paracki – 6.5: Strong presence in the midfield and built on the impressive partnership with Matthew Ridenton.

Andrija Kaludjerovic – 7: Unlucky not to find the back of the net but beginning to combine well with his strike partner.

Roy Krishna – 6: Cut a frustrated figure and failed to deliver the final product.


Scott Galloway – 6.5: Performed well after filling in for the injured Fox.

Nathan Burns – 7: Darting runs in the attacking third and came close to grabbing an assist.

Matija Ljujic – 9: Opened his account in spectacular fashion with an impressive long-range strike.


Western Sydney Wanderers

Vedran Janjetovic – 7.5: Rarely tested, however, was unable to prevent Wellington’s equaliser.

Raul Llorente – 6.5: Provided attacking support, yet he was caught out  defensively on more than one occasion.

Brendan Hamill – 5: Mixed outing, after a consistent defensive performance he was given his marching orders with five minutes left on the clock.

Michael Thwaite – 7: Ensured that Kaludjerovic failed to find the back of the net.

Jack Clisby – 6.5: Solid defensive performance and provided much needed support for his side in attack.

Kearyn Baccus – 7: Performed well alongside Bonevacia.

Roly Bonevacia – 9: Kept the Phoenix midfield at bay and was key for his side as they transitioned up the pitch.

Oriol Riera – 6.5: Created a host of opportunities in the No,10 role but fell away in the second half.

Steven Lustica – 5: Failed to have any impact in this encounter.

Mark Bridge – 6.5: Second half performance failed to match his display in the first 45 minutes.

Brendon Santalab – 7.5: A handful for the opposition defence, he continued his fine form against Wellington with his eighth goal in four appearances against the club.


Marcelo Carrusca – 5.5: Struggled to have any real impact with his side held up in their own half for the majority of the second 45 minutes.

Tass Mourdoukoutas – N/A: Came on as defensive cover after Hamill’s dismissal.