Sydney FC 0 Adelaide United 1 (Goodwin 75’ pen)
Sydney FC have succumbed to a late Craig Goodwin penalty in Adelaide despite a late rally which almost brought an equaliser.
Moments that Mattered:
- BARBAROUSES CHANCE - 45+1' – Barbarouses takes on the Reds' defence, makes room to shoot and forces Gauci into a good save.
- BOBÔ CHANCE – 43’+3’– Barbarouses races forward on the right and cuts across the box to Bobô who sees his sweeping shot blocked out.
- GOODWIN CHANCE – 60’ – Goodwin drives forward and sees his shot deflected behind.
- FANTASTIC REDMAYNE SAVE – 70’ – Halloran crosses to Goodwin who shoots from seven yards but Redmayne makes a fantastic point blank save.
- GOODWIN GOAL – 75’ – Goodwin converts from the penalty spot after Brattan brings down Yengi.
- BAUMJOHANN CHANCE – 80’ – A chipped ball forward finds Baumjohann in space in the box but the keeper is out to knock the ball to safety with his face as the German looks to lob.
- NINKOVIC SHOT BLOCKED – 87’ – Wood gets to the byline and cuts back to Ninkovic who sees his shot blocked by the Reds defence.
- WOOD HEADER SAVED – 89’ – Barbarouses crosses to Wood in the centre but the striker’s header is brilliantly saved by Gauci.
Sydney FC have gone down to Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium after a Craig Goodwin penalty
The Sky Blues had two good chances on the stroke of half time but Bobô’s shot was blocked and Barbarouses was denied by the keeper.
Redmayne made a great save in the second half from Goodwin but the Socceroo winger converted from the spot five minutes later.
Wood, Ninkovic and Baumjohann all had chances to equalise late on but it wasn’t to be.
Sydney FC travel to Melbourne next Sunday to play Victory.
What they said: Luke Brattan: “It’s a tough place to come Adelaide, they’re a very good team , the crowd are fantastic and we knew it was going to be a battle.
“This season is a bit up and down, maybe the games when we don’t play too well last year we win and this year the luck isn’t going our way.
“I don’t think we are playing particularly bad, maybe we’re not taking our chances but it will come."
Sydney FC: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 4. Alex WILKINSON, 6. Ryan McGOWAN, 8. Paulo RETRE, 9. BOBÔ (18. Luke IVANOVIC 73’), 10. Milos NINKOVIC, 11. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 16. Joel KING, 17 Anthony CACERES, 21. Harry VAN DER SAAG (5. Alexander BAUMJOHANN 73’), 26. Luke BRATTAN (33. Patrick WOOD 85’).
Subs: 20. Thomas HEWARD-BELLE (GK), 3. Benjamin WARLAND, 27. Jordi SWIBEL, 28. Calem NIEUWENHOF.
Yellow Cards: Ivanovic 80’.
Red Cards: None
Adelaide United: 46.Joe GAUCI (gk), 4.Ryan STRAIN, 6.Louis D’ARRIGO, 8.Stefan MAUK (c) (24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE 77’), 11.Craig GOODWIN (18.Joe CALETTI 92’, 21.Javi LÓPEZ (28. JUANDE 14’), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Josh CAVALLO, 29.Kusini YENGI,
Subs: 33.Dakota OCHSENHAM (gk), 3.George TIMOTHEOU, 34.Yared ABETEW, 35.Al Hassan TOURE.
Yellow Cards: D’Arrigo 15’, Mauk 59’, Yengi 63’,
Red Cards: None
Venue: Coopers Stadium
Referee: Shaun Evans