On a humid Sunday afternoon in Edensor Park, the Western Sydney Wanderers defeated big sister Sydney FC for the first time in W-league Derby history.

Despite having a minority share of possession and less shots on goal, the Wanderers sealed the much-needed three points with a 2-1 scoreline.

Things got off to a bad start for Sydney FC when they came under early pressure and a stumbling Keelin Winters saw the referee pointing to the spot.

Not even 15 minutes into the Sydney Derby and the hosts away from home were on the chase.

The Sky Blue side rallied late in the second half but were putting in their worst performance of the season when simple passing drills were rolling out of bounds or into opposition feet.

Sydney were in need of their captain and anchoring midfielder Teresa Polias.

The second half saw more of the same. Sydney FC with most of the possession but Western Sydney vivacious on the counter attack.

Wanderers defender Caitlin Cooper putting in a stellar performance along with a few quality saves from seasoned 'keeper Trudy Burke to keep Sydney at bay.

Critical player for Sydney was defender Lizzie Ralston who managed to win every ball and play out to Chloe Logarzo who could not find her touch.

It was goalscoring master Jasmyne Spencer who found an equaliser early in the second half but Sydney always looked vulnerable and even Spencer's goal felt like cold comfort.

Wanderers midfielder Caitlin Jarvie an absolute shining star she created countless opportunities and outpaced the Sydney defence on many occasions.

Jarvie, Kendell Johnson, Helen Petinos, Winters and Linda O'Neill working nicely together resulting in a handful of 1 v 1 breaks against Sydney FC replacement 'keeper Sian McLaren.

Wanderers clumsy form in front of goal the only thing stopping them winning by a much larger margin.

Sydney FC fans had eyebrows raised at the officiating but all in all the Sky Blues were fortunate to come away with only a 2-1 loss.

Sydney also fortunate that despite dropping points they remain 2nd due to a bizarre round that saw all Top 3 teams suffer defeats.

Only time will tell what cost this loss will be for the Sky Blues as they approach finals in a tight table.

Spirits in the Wanderers camp were sky high as they secured their second win of the season to leapfrog out of the wooden spoon position leaving behind a lagging Brisbane Roar.

Western Sydney also taking a major scalp in their brash neighbours and growing a genuine Sydney Derby rivalry.

The young Wanderers side should look to capitalise on the momentum generated from their performance while Sydney will be focused on turning things around after two consecutive losses.

Sydney FC 1 (Jasmyne Spencer 55’)

Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (Keelin Winters 16’, Teigan Allen 63’ o.g.)

Sunday 26 October 2014

Sydney United Sports Centre, Sydney

Local kick-off: 3pm

Referee: Rachel Mitchenson

Sydney FC: Sian McLaren (gk), Alesha Clifford (Liz Ralston 28’), Jasmyne Spencer, Servet Uzunlar, Nicola Bolger, Amy Harrison, Renee Rollason, Natalie Tobin (Trudy Camilleri 73’), Chloe Logarzo, Teigen Allen, Samantha Johnson

Substitutes – Alyssa Harris (gk), Olivia Price

Cautions – Teigan Allen 15’

Western Sydney Wanderers: Trudy Burke (gk), Caitlin Cooper, Jessica Seaman, Caitlin Jarvie (Grace Henry 94’), Helen Petinos, Rachael Soutar, Kendall Johnson, Keelin Winters, Michelle Carney, Hannah Beard, Linda O’Neill (Jordan Baker 85’)

Substitutes – Sham Khamis (gk), Rhianna Pollicina

Cautions – Kendall Johnson 29’, Jessica Seaman 39’, Linda O’Neill 57’, Caitlin Jarvie 61’