Santa salutes Western Sydney's hot streak

Super sub Brendon Santalab believes Western Sydney Wanderers weren’t at their best against Central Coast on Sunday but says it’s a good sign they were still able to grind out a win.

The Wanderers surged to a fifth straight win, beating the Mariners 2-0 in Gosford thanks to second half goals from Santalab and Mitch Nichols.

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While they had three times as many shots as the home side, the Wanderers weren’t at their fluent best but still had a little bit too much class in the end.

“It’s not the way we want to win games,” Santalab conceded on Fox Sports.

“It was a little bit scrappy, especially in the second half.

“I thought we dominated the first half though. It’s nice to pick up the points even when you don’t play too well.”