Macarthur FC takes out Sydney derby

Derby: Sydney FC and Macarthur FC battle for possession during their round two A-League clash at Netrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah. Picture: Keith McInnes.

Derby: Sydney FC and Macarthur FC battle for possession during their round two A-League clash at Netrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah. Picture: Keith McInnes.

A solitary goal in the first half was all that separated Sydney FC and Macarthur FC on Saturday night, as the Sky Blues were once again held scoreless to start the season.

Following a nil-all draw against the Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday, November 20, the Sky Blues were looking for their first win of the season.

Macarthur got out in front early at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium when Lachlan Rose finished an easy goal in just the 17th minute.

The Sky Blues controlled the majority of the possession but were unable to break down Macarthur's defence.

Sydney FC created a few good chances to level. Anthony Caceres crossed the ball from the right to Adam Le Fondre, who narrowly headed it wide.

Patrick Wood followed this up when he drilled the ball toward the goal, but it was well saved by the keeper.

Shortly after, Rhyan Grant found Wood, who had chested the ball down but could only fire it into the side netting.

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica said his side played a much better second half.

"We pinned them in a bit more, created a lot more chances," he said. "Two A-League games and we haven't scored yet, that's the disappointing bit.

"We had a lot of ball and a lot of dominance but no goals. We get a couple of boys back next week who are going to help us."

Macarthur FC will take their next game to BlueBet Stadium, Penrith as they are yet to return to Campbelltown Stadium.

The game against the Central Coast Mariners will kick off at 4.05pm on Sunday, December 5.

With Mariners looking for redemption following the team's elimination final in Season 2020/21, the clash will be something of a grudge match.

The Bulls said they were hoping to back at Campbelltown for their game against the Newcastle Jers.

"We look forward to working with Campbelltown Stadium in the lead up to the following match against Newcastle Jets on December 19," they said in a statement.

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