It was a nervy first half from both sides, but Western Sydney's Jaushua Sotirio looked lively and saw a lot of the ball, and Oriol Riera couldn't keep his headers down. On the brink of half-time, young gun Keanu Baccus rifled home from distance to open the scoring and give the hosts the lead that they craved. 

Sotirio brought Western Sydney to a two-goal advantage by cooly slotting home the rebound from Ben Kennedy's save of Bruce Kamau's strike. 

Western Sydney Wanderers

Vedran Janjetovic (GK) - 7

Parried away McGlinchey chance. Wasn't overly threatened 

Josh Risdon - 6

Great link-up with Sotirio, but was let down by his final execution. Great volleyed cross in for Riera.

Brendan Hamill - 6

Fairly quiet, solid defending to keep out the Mariners.

Patrick Ziegler - 8

Applied pressure, calm and crucial defending. Rescued the Wanderers on several occasions. 

Tarek Elrich - 5

Fairly quiet night.

Jordan O'Doherty - 6

Was lively and showed bravado to have a crack at goal but didn't effect the scoreline.