Former Bolton striker Adam Le Fondre has tasted Grand Final success Down Under as his Sydney FC side ran out victors in a closely fought encounter with Perth Glory to win the Australian A-League.

The former Wanderers man had a goal ruled out for offside on 28 minutes in a match that finished 0-0 and required penalties to find a winner.

Le Fondre was on hand to score the opening penalty as his Sydney side opened up a 4-1 lead in the shootout. You can watch highlights of the penalty shootout below.

Le Fondre’s A-League win is a far cry from his former club’s fate this season. While Le Fondre enjoyed a whirlwind first season in Oz, scoring 21 goals in all competitions and finishing as the second-highest scorer in the league, Bolton Wanderers managed just 29 goals between the entire team.

Sydney FC’s achievement this year just goes to show how effective Adam Le Fondre can be when given the chance. Under Phil Parkinson and his long-ball style during the 2017/18 campaign, Le Fondre struggled to make it into the team on a regular basis and scored just 8 goals as a result.

Le Fondre’s decision to leave Wanderers was a hard one to stomach for Bolton fans as Alfie was the first prolific goal scorer the side had had since Daniel Sturridge’s loan spell in 2011.

The striker’s decision to quit Wanderers for Sydney has certainly paid dividends, picking up the second league victory of his career.

While I’m sure we all wish Le Fondre had never left Bolton, our warmest congratulations must go to Alfie after such a terrific achievement.

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