Sydney FC Held In Reds Comeback

Sydney FC 2 (Bobô 19’, 53’) drew w. Adelaide United 2 (Elsey 75’, 78’)

Sydney FC have given up a 2-0 lead as Adelaide United hit two late goals to snatch a draw at Leichhardt Oval tonight.

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Kosta Barbarouses has a shot at goal.

Moments that Mattered:

  1. BARBAROUSES CHANCE - 15' – Baumjohann does well to get to the byline and pull the ball back to Barbarouses who hits it first time but Gauci is down to save with his legs.
  2. BOBÔ GOAL 19’ – Ninkovic finds Baumjohann with an inch perfect pass on the right and his cross to Bobô is finished with ease by the striker.
  3. BOBÔ GOAL 51’ – Grant finds Baumjohann who plays a perfect through ball to set Barbarouses clear.  Gauci is out quickly to block his initial attempt but Bobô is following up to tap home.
  4. GRANT CHANCE 53’ – Baumjohann is set free on the left and crosses into the centre to find Grant at the back post but his shot is well saved by Gauci.
  5. ELSEY GOAL 75’ – Goodwin in space on the left crosses and Elsey finishes from close range.
  6. JURIC GOAL 78’ – Juric drills a right foot free kick into the bottom corner.
  7. GRANT SENT OFF 93’ – Grant clips to heels of Goodwin who is heading towards goal and referee Shaun Evans rules it a sending off offence.
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Bobô celebrates his second goal of the match. Photo by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)

Sydney FC have been held to a 2-2 draw by Adelaide United after the visitors struck twice late on to rescue a point.

The Sky Blues led through two strikes from Brazilian forward Bobô either side of half time.

But despite creating further chances Sydney FC failed to kill off the game and Adelaide fought back with Elsey and Juric finding the back of the net at the end of the game.

With a third of the season left the Sky Blues sit in fourth place, four points from the top of the A-League.

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Celebrations following Bobô's opening goal of the clash. Photo by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)

What They Said: Steve Corica: “It’s very frustrating. That’s two weeks in a row now and we should have an extra 4 points.

“We conceded two sloppy goals and it’s costly. At 2-0 I thought we were comfortable but we didn’t dominate the second half like we should have.

“We kept turning over the ball. If you give them a lot of the ball they’re going to hurt you. We weren’t ruthless enough in front of goals.”

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Milos Ninkovic in action.

Sydney FC: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 4. Alex WILKINSON, 5. Alexander BAUMJOHANN (21. Harry VAN DER SAAG 67’), 6. Ryan McGOWAN, 9. BOBÔ (, 12. Trent BUHAGIAR 81’), 10. Milos NINKOVIC, 11. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 16. Joel KING, 17 Anthony CACERES, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 26. Luke BRATTAN.

Subs: 20. Thomas HEWARD-BELLE (GK), 3. Benjamin WARLAND, 18. Luke IVANOVIC, 32. Patrick YAZBEK, 33. Patrick WOOD.

Yellow Cards: None.

Red Cards: Grant 93’.

Adelaide United: 46.Joe GAUCI (gk), 3.George TIMOTHEOU, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 6.Louis D’ARRIGO, 8.Stefan MAUK (c) (35. Al Hassan TOURE 74’), 9. Tomi JURIC (24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE 92’), 11.Craig GOODWIN, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Josh CAVALLO, 28. JUANDE.

Subs: 33.Dakota OCHSENHAM (gk), 2. Michael MARRONE, 7. Ryan KITTO, 18.Joe CALETTI.

Yellow Cards: Juric 33’, Toure 93’ ,

Red Cards: None

Venue: Leichhardt Oval

Referee: Shaun Evans