13 Apr 2013

Western Sydney's dream run takes them to A-League final

9:21 am on 13 April 2013

The Western Sydney Wanderers stormed into football's A-League final in their dream debut season with a 2-nil victory over defending champions Brisbane Roar in the first semi-final last night.

The Central Coast Mariners take on Melbourne Victory in the second semi-final tomorrow.

Unbeaten in their previous 12 matches and having already collected the Premier's Plate, the Tony Popovich-coached Sydney took time to gauge their opponents before Dino Kresinger's 16th minute strike signalled their dominance.

Sydney maintained their superiority in the second half and their Japanese playmaker Shinji Ono sealed the game with a sublime goal when he darted into the box and spectacularly chipped the ball into the top corer.

Western Sydney will miss Youssouf Hersi in the final after the influential Dutch midfielder picked his second yellow card of the match in the 78th minute.