E-League matchday 1 review: Western United shine on debut

Western United made its E-League debut on the weekend at ESL Studios in Sydney with N8_Dylan winning the XBOX player of the day award.  

Here's how our boys N8-Dylan and N8_Cenk fared. 

Round 1: Bye

Round 2 vs Western Sydney Wanderers: 4 - 4 draw

N8_Dylan: 3 - 1 win vs WSW Negede

N8_Cenk: 1 - 3 loss vs WSW Vince

United picking up one point against Western Sydney Wanderers in its debut. Dylan clearly was not phased by the new stage and live audience, picking up his first win of the E-League. Cenk played well for the majority of the match, however,  mistakes cost him in the end.

Round 3 vs Wellington Phoenix: 1 - 2 loss

N8_Dylan: 1 - 0 win vs Wellington Airbrn

-N8_Cenk: 0 - 2 loss vs Wellington HoneyBadger

The matchup against HoneyBadger, who made his return to the E-League this year, proved too much for Cenk. Meanwhile, Dylan proved that his first game was no fluke; winning in a close affair to secure his individual victory.

Round 4 vs Adelaide United: 3 - 2 win

N8_Dylan: 1 - 2 loss vs Adelaide Jaz

N8_Cenk: 2 - 0 win vs Adelaide Burgo

After a disappointing start for Cenk, he picked up a great win against Burgo.

Dylan faced an extremely tough opponent in Jaz, one he recognized as one of his biggest rivals. The match was extremely close, going down to the wire, but  Jaz was able to hold Dylan out.

Round 5 vs Melbourne City: 3 - 5 loss

N8_Dylan: 2 - 0 win vs Melbourne City MarcusGomes

N8_Cenk: 1 - 5 loss vs Melbourne City Saisanas

The first cross-city derby was always going to be extremely tough, the talented Saisanas along with arguably the greatest Australian FIFA player in history, Marcus Gomes, a clear title favorite.

Dylan however, ensured that he proved once more, why he is currently the 3rd highest ranked FIFA player in Australia - taking down MarcusGomes for the individual victory.

Unfortunately, this victory wasn’t enough to overcome the 4 goal deficit that the PS4 leg inflicted on the team. Cenk, uncharacteristically, conceded 4 early goals after scoring first. 

Round 6 vs Central Coast Mariners: 2 - 0 win

N8_Dylan: 1 - 0 win vs Central Coast Kyren

N8_Cenk: 1 - 0 win vs Central Coast JesseD

Heading into the final round of Matchday 1, three points were crucial. Given this, both Dylan and Cenk were able to secure extremely close victories.

Summary

United secured sixth placed overall, heading into Matchday 2 on March 7.

This foundation is solid but with some extremely tough opponents, including the #1 seeded Sydney FC, WUFC has a big challenge ahead. 

On an individual note, N8_Dylan was awarded the XBOX Player of the Day after finishing with a record of 4-0-1. 

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