Wanderers went down 3-0 to the Sky Blues who now face Adelaide United in the FFA Cup Final at the end of the month.

It was a huge blow to Markus Babbel’s men who arguably had the better of the first half but were unable to break the deadlock going into the break.

Wanderers have not won the derby since 2014 and have endured nine straight defeats to the reigning Cup-holders.

Little wonder the team captain threw in an “all the best to Adelaide” comment post-match.

“It was a game of two halves and we both had chances they took theirs,” Brendan Hamill told Fox Sports. “A free-kick and penalty; set pieces are a key decider in games these days.

“But, you know, we’ve got a date with them in about a month’s time so we won’t forget this.

“When we lose a derby it’s always going to hurt and especially in the semi-final. We wanted to get that final.”

Hamill stoked the derby flames last week, talking up Western Sydney’s improvement and questioning whether Sydney had done the same.

The Sky Blues lost key players in the offseason but new recruits Trent Buhagiar, Siem de Jong and Adam Le Fondre were all on the scoresheet last night.

More than 14,400 fans packed Panthers Stadium for the clash and Hamill said their support will be vital when the clubs face-off next in Round 2 of the A-League.

“The fans are tremendous, they always come out in numbers and fair play to them we’ll need them through the season,” he said.