Thanks for joining our live coverage of what was a great match as the Wanderers close within two points of the Roar while the Mariners adjust to life post-Arnie back in sixth place.
Merry Christmas to you all and catch you back on Boxing Day for a football-filled festive season. Gotta love that. Take care.
93 min: La Rocca lopes forward and hits a sand wedge over the top but Reddy blocks Hersi's shot with his feet and the follow-ups are blocked by desperate Mariners defence. The La Rocca lets fly again but straight at Reddy. The whistle goes for full-time and it ends as it began - all Wanderers. Wanderers 2-0
90 min: Wanderers have the Christmas lights out like we're at Pearl Jam concert. Back to the game and the best form of defence is attack as Haliti is proving a handful since coming on. Wanderers 2-0
88 min: Poljak is booked for chopping down Montgomery. Then crazy stuff as Haliti catches out Reddy try to guide the ball over the bye-line and cioncedes a foul in dangerous territory. Polenz pounces on thh rebound from Hersi's free kick but his shot is deflected into the side netting. Trifiro's corner again fails to beat the first man. Wanderers 2-0
86 min: The Mariners clear Trifiro's corner and try to build from the back but time is fast running out as the Wanderers are happy to sit on their lead. Wanderers 2-0
85 min: Mariners win a corner but McGlinchey's delivery is just too high for the leaping Simon. Seip concedes a corner at the other end. Wanderers 2-0
84 min: Duke tees up a shot but slices it like Happy Gilmore. Wanderers 2-0
83 min: Appiah-Kubi is down hurt after another clash with Rose as what has been an action-packed game runs out of steam somewhat. Wanderers 2-0
82 min: The whole stadium is jumping. You wonder how long before the Wanderers get a bigger home. Wanderers 2-0
81 min: Poljak skins two Mariners and surges goalwards but his shot dribbles wide as the Bloc launch into the Poznan. Wanderers 2-0
79 min: Almost a rare mix-up at he back by the Wanderers' excellent defence but a Simon foul lets them off the hook. The big guy looks fired up. Wanderers 2-0
77 min: Now there's a card for an off the ball clash by Rose on Appiah-Kubi. Frustration creeping in. Now McBreen is off for the Mariners, replaced by Matt Simon. Wanderers 2-0
75 min: Sainsbury is caught dallying on the ball as the Wanderers continue to press high late in the game and he is lucky not to pick up a yellow for a late tackle on Poljak. Wanderers 2-0
74 min: Trifiro comes on for Ono who has been excellent and shed claret for the red and black. Hopefully he'll get a new deal to stay in the A-League. Wanderers 2-0
72 min: Roux beat two players with one touch but his pass into the box was cut out and the Wanderers can break again, as they do. Haliti works his way right into the Mariners area but his shot is blocked. Ono is down after a stray elbow to the nose but looks OK. Time to suck in the big ones. Wanderers 2-0
68 min: Yellow card to Montgomery for a late tackle on La Rocca. Senseless booking. Juric has done his bit and is replaced by Haliti. What a comeback by this exciting young striker. The Socceroos could do worse. Wanderers 2-0
66 min: Ono hits the free kick straight into the wall. Wanderers 2-0
66 min: Free kick right on the edge of the box as Juric is brought down. Very close to a penalty. Wanderers 2-0
64 min: Duke looks to have added some spark to the Mariners' attack as they kicks it around nicely on the edge of the box but the Wanderers' wall holds firm. Wanderers 2-0
63 min: Duke announces himself with a great turn inside the box and hits a low shot across Covic but sticks out a big glove to thwart the sub from scoring. Juric tries a low shot down the other end but straight at Reddy. Wanderers 2-0
61 min: Another nervy clearance from Reddy allows the Wanderers to set up another attack. Backs to the wall stuff at time for the Mariners' defence.
Flores off for the Mariners, replaced by Mitch Duke. Wanderers 2-0
59 min: The excellent Polenz concedes a corner to Rose. Fitzgerald hits a low shot but Covic is all over it. Wanderers 2-0
58 min: Wanderers break in a swift counter-attack but Hersi is blocked by Seip just as he pulls the trigger. Very timely tackle that one. Wanderers 2-0
56 min: Appiah-Kubi forces Reddy into a scuffed clearance and from the throw Polenz tries a few party tricks to beat two men but his last pass goes astray after all that hard work. Wanderers 2-0
54 min: Polenz his a volley after La Rocca wins a corner taken short. That flew just wide with Reddy stranded. Close shave. Great hit from some distance. Wanderers 2-0
53 min: Minniecon is replaced by Appiah-Kubi for the Wanderers. Wanderers 2-0
52 min: Rose tries to jink his way into the box but tries to beat one too many men. They come again but Montgomery's shot is blocked. Drawing blanks at the moment but holding possession. They need Flores or Rose to spark something special to crack the Wanderers defence. Wanderers 2-0
51 min: Hersi turns two men outside the area and lets fly with the left boot but it skews wide. Wanderers 2-0
49 min: Mariners play some nice one touch football to release McBreen on the right but his cross falls straight into Covic's arms. They need to do better than that. Wanderers 2-0
48 min: Hersi breaks down the left and the Mariners try to clear but concede a corner. Wanderers go short but the move breaks down. Wanderers 2-0
46 min: Shinji Ono goes for goal from the free kick and it dips dangerously in front of Reddy but he is able to collect it. Wanderers 2-0
45 min: Wanderers kick off, and a long ball finds Minniecon who chests it between two defenders but is crunched and Fitzgerald goes in the book. Wanderers 2-0
Two up: Youssouf Hersi of the Wanderers celebrates scoring the second goal against the Mariners. Photo: Matt King
47 min: Ono tries a curler from distance from the corner but Reddy is able to gather and the whistle goes for half-time and that was some first 45 minutes. Quite breath-taking action at times, dominated by the Wanderers. Take a breath, suck on an orange, break out the hairdryer and join us again in 15 minutes. Phew. Wanderers 2-0
46 min: Fouls creeping in as the half winds down. A quick free releases Juric but Reddy gets a foot to it when it looked as though it might squirm in. That was close! Wanderers 2-0
44 min: The Wanderers have struggled for goals while Juric has been out, and they look a different side with him in it. He has hardly missed a beat sine the start but it will be interesting to see how long he can last.
Having said that now Juric gets himself booked, again for shenanigans at a free kick. Silly stuff. Wanderers 2-0
43 min: Rose hits a curler first time but straight at Covic. The Poljak hits one down the other end. End to end stuff at the moment, with Rose the danger man for the Mariners. Wanderers 2-0
42 min: Fitzgerald tries his luck from long range and gets plenty of power in the shot but it flies over. Wanderers 2-0
41 min: Hersi strays offside to a ball over the top and is brought down but Mariners saved by a tight flag. The La Rocca almost breaks through only for Seip to hit a hard back pass straight at the keeper but you can't give that despite what the Bloc think. Wanderers 2-0
38 min: Head tennis in he WSW area and McBreen tries an overhead of his own but only succeeds in fouling the defender. Ono goes down the other end sends ina other dangerous cross that just eludes Hersi. Then Juric brings the ball down in the box and dances this way and that but cannot get a shot away. He is in fine touch. Could have easily been 3-0 by now.
37 min: First card of the game to D'Apuzzo for a late tackle on Roux. Been a pretty clean game so far. Wanderers 2-0
La Rocca found Ono deep on the right and he played it on a plate behind the defence for Hersi to tap in - or thump it - into the roof of the net. Wanderers 2-0
30 min: Sterjovski limps off to be replaced by Fitzgerald after a clash in setting up that great chance for Flores. A shame as the veteran looked in fine form. Wanderers 1-0
27 min: Rose went down the other end and finds Sterjovski with a cross and his touch beats the keeper. His cutback finds Flores but Spiranovic makes a last gasp clearance off the line to save a certain goal. Great defending.
Then McGlinchey tries a curler from outside the box but overhits it. A let-off for the Wanderers. Wanderers 1-0
26 min: WSW weather that storm and release Juric who twists this way and that into the area and almost is brought down but keeps his feet and get a cross shot away but Reddy is able to grab it. Wanderers 1-0
23 min: Rose almost hit back immediately as Minniecon puts in a crucial block just as he hit the trigger in the box. That was close for the hosts. The Covic gets a fist to the corner under heavy pressure. The Mariners keep coming in search of quick equaliser. Game on. Wanderers 1-0
First Hersi's shot was deflected into the path of La Rocca then his shot was blocked into the path of the acrobatic young striker who absolutely buries the flying scissor kick. Welcome back young man. Wanderers 1-0
16 min: WSW go down the other end where Polenz continues to cause the Mariners headaches with his penetrating runs and sharps crosses. He wins a foul from Sterjovski, the only way they seem to be able top stop him.
Ono takes the free and is cleared to Poljak who launches from long range but it fades just wide. Not a bad effort. 0-0
15 min: McGlinchey curls a shot just wide of the far post after the Mariners launched a slick counter attack from a Wanderers turnover. They win a corner but Spiranovic heads clear. 0-0
13 min: Rose bursts down the left flank with Hersi trying to hold him back but no foul given as his scuffed shot bobbles safely to Covic. 0-0
11 min: McGlinchey takes a free kick for a high boot in a good position but his high looping cross is easily cleared by La Rocca. 0-0
9 min: Flores had a half shank/shot blocked after the WSW defence failed to clear a ball but didn't really connect as the ball wouldn't drop for him. As close as they've come in a lively opening. 0-0
8 min: Hersi jinks into the box and dances along the bye-line but his cut-back is cut off. He seemed to have all the time in the world there as the Mariners were caught ball watching. Are they still on the bus? 0-0
6 min: WSW win it back and Polenz sends a dangerous cross in that falls to Minniecon, caught by surprise and can't control it. Then Ono finds himself in the clear in front of goal but spoons it high over the bar. 0-0
4 min: Mariners finally get their foot on the ball and build from the back, putting some nice passes together. 0-0
3 min: Hersi lets fly and it almost gets large on Reddy but he is able to take a clean catch. All Wanderers at the moment. 0-0
2 min: Hersi beats the offside trap in an early sign for the visitors but the throgh ball was just a little too heavy and Reddy can gather.
The Polenz breaks down the flank and puts another ball in behind the defence but it just eludes Juric. 0-0
1 min: Mariners kick off and pump it long and win the first free kick with Juric lucky not to get a card in the first minute for kicking the ball away. Settle petal. 0-0
No Aaron Mooy and Mark Bridge for the Wanderers but Tomi Juric is some compensation.
Great festive crowd in as we've come to excpect at Parramatta as the Mariners await their tardy hosts in the tunnel.
Team news: The Mariners are at full strength with Daniel McBreen, Marcos Flores and Mile Sterjovski leading the line. Their bench is impressive, boasting the likes of Matt Simon, Nick Fitzgerald and Mitch Duke.
For the Wanderers, Tomi Juric is down to start, with Tahj Minniecon and Youssouf Hersi his wingmen. No Michael Beauchamp in the squad with Nikolai Topor-Stanley and Matt Spiranovic the centre-back pairing.
Not long now until kick-off.
Welcome to the last match of the round. Shane Brady here with you for the clash of last year's grand finalists no less, both slightly down on form somewhat by their own high standards.
The Mariners are on a short turnaround after edging the misfiring Phoenix at North Sydney Oval on Thursday night while the Wanderers earned a tough away win at the resurgent Jets. No mean feat.
So you'd have to favour the home side in this one, especially if young gun Tomi Juric can get some solid minutes on the park on his return from injury. But the Mariners are sure to have something to say about that.