• Christian Marchetti

No complaints on red card from Robinson as Wanderers draw in Adelaide

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Carl Robinson has admitted his side deservedly went down to ten men against Adelaide United in Saturday night's 1-1 draw.


Despite having a man advantage for most of the game, the Wanderers couldn't hold on to it as young defender Mark Natta was sent off for a challenge on Stefan Mauk late on.


"Natta has got the wrong side. He's been reeled in by an experienced player, but it's a red card. He's the last man, so you've got no complaints on my red card," he said post-match.


"We deservedly were down to ten men because that's just a naive decision from a very good young players who's played very well this season."


The Welshman also seemed enthused by the match, believing it had all the entertainment that every football fan loves to watch.


"Where do you start? A good game of football. I think there was lots of emotion in the game, lots of talking points, decisions. Good play, indifferent play, mistakes," he said.

Daniel Wilmering (left) and Ryan Strain (right) tussle for possession.


Reds coach Carl Veart did not have the same opinion on his player's red card.


He was perplexed by the first yellow awarded to midfielder Louis D'Arrigo, who was then shown a second booking just before halftime.


"They [referees] try to make decisions that they believe is right. Sometimes they get them wrong; sometimes they don't," he said.


"I don't think the first challenge was a yellow card. Louis went in; he didn't make any contact with the player. The player jumped out the way, and that was his first challenge of the game."


Both D'Arrigo and Natta will miss their sides next respective fixtures, with Adelaide hosting Macarthur on Wednesday whilst the Wanderers host Brisbane on Friday.