Western United’s story so far: Rounds 1-5 in Hyundai A-League


Ten points from a possible 15 has shown Western United aren’t just making up the numbers in its inaugural Hyundai A-League season.

The competition’s newest club, sitting second on the table, have gelled quickly and are playing an entertaining brand of football.

Here is their story so far:

Round 1 (1-0 away to Wellington Phoenix)

Life in the A-League could not have started better for the Green and Black.

Besart Berisha was the man to score the club’s first-ever goal, adding to his record goal tally in the competition.

United also recorded a clean sheet in its inaugural A-League win away to Wellington.

Besart Berisha netted WUFC's first goal in the A-League.

Round 2 (1-1 home to Perth Glory)

A historic day as the club played its first home game.

A superb strike from marquee Panagiotis Kone opened the scoring just after half-time, but the reigning Premiers were able to find a way back late.

The points were shared at GMHBA Stadium as United remained unbeaten after two. 


Round 3 (1-2 home to Melbourne City)

United’s first loss came at the hands of Victorian rivals Melbourne City.

A second-half Besart Berisha penalty wasn’t enough as two goals from City’s lethal Jamie Maclaren had the Cityzens walking away with three points.


Round 4 (3-2 away to Melbourne Victory)

The Green and Black made a statement in Round 4. A big statement. 

Trailing 2-0 inside seven minutes, Rudan’s side overturned the deficit against the A-League behemoth at Marvel Stadium.

An Alessandro Diamanti wonder goal, a Berisha inspired OG to Victory and a Scott McDonald strike saw United record a famous win.


Round 5 (2-1 home to Western Sydney Wanderers)

Mark Rudan’s men continued their early-season form with another comeback win over Western Sydney.

The Wanderers led inside five minutes, but United’s character and determination proved too strong again.

An Andrew Durante header and a Kwabena Appiah-Kubi strike sealed consecutive wins for the A-League new boys.

The club also reached a milestone during that week, reaching 4000 members.



Western United’s next home game is at GMHBA Stadium against Newcastle Jets on Saturday, 16 November at 7.30 pm.

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