Hemed, Swibel debut for Wanderers
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Hemed, Swibel debut for Wanderers

Israeli striker Tomer Hemed, and promising young Jewish Australian forward Jordi Swibel, have played their first official games for their new A-League club, the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Wanderers' star recruit Tomer Hemed.
Wanderers' star recruit Tomer Hemed.

EXPERIENCED Israeli striker Tomer Hemed, and promising young Jewish Australian forward Jordi Swibel, played their first official games for their new A-League Men’s club, the Western Sydney Wanderers, last Saturday in a pre-season fixture against the Central Coast Mariners.

In hot conditions, the Wanderers won 2-0 through a first-half goal to Thomas Aquilina, and a 70th minute goal to Swibel, who trapped a pinpoint cross from Daniel Wilmering, firing it past the keeper.

Swibel, 22, played in about a dozen games off the bench for Sydney FC in recent years, including six last season, but his contract was not renewed.

He trialled for the Wanderers last month, and has been signed by them for the upcoming season.

Hemed – who scored 11 goals last season for the Wellington Phoenix – was also in good touch last Saturday, combining well with fellow new signing Dimi Petratos.

The Wanderers will play in an FFA Cup Round of 32 away match against Broadmeadow Magic on November 10, and more pre-season games, before kicking off their season on November 20 when they host arch-rival Sydney FC.

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