Player Ratings: Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers

Adelaide United continued the Western Sydney Wanderers' A-League woes with a 2-0 win on Saturday night. James Hetherington rates each player's performance.


Eugene Galekovic 6.5 - Had a very quiet night with only one shot to deal with, which he handled well.

Tarek Elrich 6.5 - Another strong performer in the side, Elrich didn't quite provide the threat of Goodwin but was still menacing.

Dylan McGowan 6.5 - Much like Boogaard, McGowan had very little do to for the night, but chimed in with the odd tactical pass.

Nigel Boogaard 6.5 - Had very little to do for the night, but when called upon was solid.

Craig Goodwin 7.5 - his darting runs forward were a nightmare for Western Sydney as he consistently combined with Carrusca and Cirio.

Marcelo Carrusca 8 - Carrusca did it all for the Reds and was a constant threat going forward. He scored the opener, set up the second and was directly involved with nearly every threat going forward.

Isaias 7 - Every time the Wanderers managed to clear Isaias would put the ball straight back in their half.  Like Jeggo he raked in passes totaling 87 by the end of the game.

James Jeggo 7 - Was somewhat overshadowed by the perfection of the team but still kept pace with neat skill and managed an astonishing 79 accurate passes.

Fabio Ferreira 7.5 - His goal in the 55th minute was outstanding as he linked up well with Carrusca before rocketing home Adelaide's second.

Bruce Djite 6.5 - Showcased his strength well and had a brilliant run early on denied. Was unlucky not to score in the 60th minute before being subbed off.

Sergio Cirio 7.5 - Was rampant down the left wing and barely even noticed the Wanderers' defenders. Grabbed just one assist but could have easily been half a dozen and a few goals.


Pablo Sanchez 6.5 - Picked up exactly where Djite left off, just didn't quite have enough time to make his mark.

Awer Mabil N/A - Had one shot on target but didn’t have much time to impact.

Cameron Watson N/A - No time to influence


Ante Covic 7 - Covic was the difference between the 2-0 score line and 5-0. He countlessly saved his side from goals and managed to at least contain the thrashing. Two goals from 26 shots speak highly of his performance.

Brendan Hamill 4.5 - Had a good clearance in the 42nd minute to prevent Isaias but was completely barraged by Cirio all game long.

Nikolai Topor-Stanley 1 - It was an absolute nightmare for Topor-Stanley after he saw red in just the 17th minute. His first yellow was a pointless challenge and he followed it up just two minutes later with a frustration pull on Djite. Wanderers needed better from their captain.

Matthew Spiranovic 6 - Had a huge burden thrust on him early but managed well to at least keep the scoreline down. Had two incredible slide clearances to prevent goals in the 34th and 60th minutes.

Antony Golec 4 - Faced the uphill task of containing Ferreira and looked completely out of his depth. No chances to get forward either.

Kearyn Baccus 4.5 - Slightly better than some of his teammates thanks to some neat passing, Baccus was still dominated by a far stronger opposition midfield.

Iacopo La Rocca 4 - Much like Bridge, La Rocca was left watching as the United players completely controlled the midfield.

Jaushua Sotirio 6 - Started the game strong in the first half, putting pressure on Adelaide, but was worn down by having to continuously track back.

Mark Bridge 4 - Besides a rash tackle that earned him a yellow in the 10th minute, Bridge had no impact on the game.

Nikita Rukavytsya 5.5 - Had no real opportunity to shine and was consistently overrun by the Reds defenders. Was unfortunate to be incorrectly called offside in the 66th minute when through.

Tomi Juric 6 - Very few chances to trouble the defenders but looked good when going forward.


Shannon Cole 4 – Couldn't have much of an influence and suffered the same problems Sotirio did.

Vitor Saba N/A - No chance to have much of an influence.

Labinot Haliti N/A – Not enough time.