Matthew Ridenton Relishing Taste of the Big Time

Article Courtesy of the Dominion Post Parramatta's Pirtek Stadium is not a place for the faint hearted.

Article Courtesy of the Dominion Post

Parramatta's Pirtek Stadium is not a place for the faint hearted.

In only Western Sydney's second A-League season, Wanderers fans have already firmly established themselves as the competition's most vocal and passionate supporters.

That tribalism last month escalated into violence as eight people were hospitalised following ugly street clashes with Melbourne Victory fans.

It was against this intimidating backdrop on New Year's Day that 17-year-old Phoenix midfielder Matthew Ridenton was asked to make his first meaningful contribution as a professional footballer.

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