Sydney FC 4 (Le Fondre 6’, 54’, Bobô 60’, Wood 71’) def. Adelaide United 1 (Dukuly 90’)
Sydney FC have produced their best result of the season to smash title contenders Adelaide United 4-1 on their own ground to cement their grip on second place in the A-League.
Moments That Mattered:
- LE FONDRE GOAL – 6’ – Grant plays a cross in from the right and Le Fondre smashes a header beyond Delianov.
- LE FONDRE SHOT BLOCKED – 28’ – A corner is scrambled clear by Adelaide and when the ball comes back into the box it falls to Le Fondre who hits a first time shot which is blocked by Strain preventing a certain goal.
- REDMAYNE SAVE – 44’ – Goodwin rasps a shot at goal but Redmayne is equal to it and makes an excellent save.
- MCGOWAN SAVES CERTAIN GOAL – 52’ – Mauk nudges the ball against the post and McGowan pounces to clear the danger.
- LE FONDRE GOAL – 54’ – Barbarouses’ ball into Bobô is blocked by the keeper and the ball falls to Le Fondre who side foots it home.
- BOBÔ GOAL – 60’ – Brattan’s ball down the line finds Le Fondre who crosses to Bobô to finish with aplomb.
- ELSEY SENT OFF – 62’ – A second yellow for Elsey who pulls down Le Fondre after his first yellow for a two footed lunge at Bobô in the first half.
- WOOD GOAL – 71’ – Ninkovic plays in Wood who delightfully turns his man and drives at the defence before slotting the ball home.
- WOOD GOAL DISALLOWED – 78’ - A fantastic run from Caceres who plays a brilliant ball in for Wood to run on to score but he’s just offside.
- BARBAROUSES CHANCE – 87’ – Kosta runs through three defenders to fashion a shooting chance and flashes a shot across the face of goal.
- DUKULY GOAL – 90’ – Dukuly scores a consolation for Adelaide United.
- MCGOWAN BLOCK – 94’ – Unbelievable sliding block from McGowan as Goodwin shoots.
Sydney FC have produced a fantastic performance to firm their grip on second place in the A-League.
Adam Le Fondre opened the scoring in the 6th minute with a fantastic header and added a second early in the second half, finishing easily from inside the box.
Bobô secured his 11th of the season with an accomplished finish from a Le Fondre cross, before Wood struck a sensational goal off the bench to make it four.
United added a consolation late on through Dukuly but it was Sydney FC’s night.
What they said:
Adam Le Fondre: “I thought we were outstanding tonight from the first minute to the 90th minute.
“I think it’s a really big marker that we’ve put down the performance that we did.”
Bobô: “I think it’s a great partnership (with Le Fondre) when you have good players around you it’s easy.”
Sydney FC: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 4. Alex WILKINSON, 6. Ryan MCGOWAN, 9. BOBÔ (18. Luke IVANOVIC 79’), 10. Milos NINKOVIC (21. Harry VAN DER SAAG 75’), 11. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 16. Joel KING (3. Ben WARLAND 75’), 17. Anthony CACERES, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 26. Luke BRATTAN (8. Paulo RETRE 70’), 99. Adam LE FONDRE (33. Pat WOOD 70’).
Subs: 30. Adam PAVLESIC.
Yellow Cards: Wood 89’, Van der Saag 94’.
Red Cards: None.
Adelaide United: 1.James DELIANOV (gk), 4.Ryan STRAIN (24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE 70’), 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Stefan MAUK (c) (6.Louis D’ARRIGO 77’), 11.Craig GOODWIN, 21.Javi LÓPEZ, 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 26.Ben HALLORAN (2.Michael MARRONE 70’), 27.Josh CAVALLO (18.Joe CALETTI 77’), 35.Al Hassan TOURE (19.Yaya DUKULY 83’).
Subs: 33.Dakota OCHSENHAM (gk), 3.George TIMOTHEOU,
Yellow Cards: Elsey 41’
Red Cards: Elsey 63’.
Venue: Coopers Stadium
Referee: Daniel Elder.