Will their fans love to go a wandering?
As much as who will win, that is the key question before the Western Sydney Wanderers’ match against the Newcastle Jets at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday night.
This will be the Wanderers’ first home game away from Parramatta Stadium in their debut A League soccer season.
The Wanderers have been more than the surprise success story of the league, they’ve been the success story of the Australian sporting summer.
They’ve already attracted their own army to Paramatta.
Will those fans travel to Campbelltown?
The Wanderers rolled on with their fourth straight win, thrashing Adelaide away 4-2 on Sunday and are a clear third, and giving the Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory notice they’re coming to get them.
Livewire midfielder Youssouf Hersi was the standout, scoring two goals and setting up the two others scored by Mark Bridge and Mateo Poljak.
Coach Tony Popovic was well satisfied — again — and impressed with the way the team pushed on in the second stanza after scoring two quick goals late in the first half.
“The team is playing with a lot of confidence and I was really impressed with the way they went on with it,” Popovic said.
“We knew it was going to be a very tough game and yes, there is more expectation now but I am happy with the way the players are dealing with it and the confidence they are showing.
"We scored some good goals today.”
WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS 4 (Youssouf Hersi 43, 52, Mark Bridge 45, Mateo Poljak 68) bt ADELAIDE UNITED 2 (Bruce Djite 61, Iain Ramsay 87)at Hindmarsh Stadium. Crowd: 9,686. Referee: Chris Beath.