Josh Cavallo was pleased to help contribute in Adelaide United’s first win in five matches at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.
The Reds defeated Macarthur FC 1-0 thanks to Hiroshi Ibusuki’s timely goal just before half-time.
Cavallo, who played the entire 90 minutes at left-back, put in his best performance of the campaign.
The 22-year-old boasted a 91% passing accuracy, won five duels, delivered four successful crosses, made three tackles and four clearances.
He dedicated the win to recently departed assistant coach Ross Aloisi after United was unable to secure the three points in his farewell match against Melbourne Victory last weekend before heading off to Japan.
“It’s been tough having Covid and getting back in the squad, it’s very difficult,” he told Paramount+ after the match.
“It’s part of modern football at the moment.
“It just means a lot that we can come out here and I can give a performance like that and help the team win.
“Last week it was Ross Aloisi’s last game and we wanted to send him off with a win and unfortunately we couldn’t get that.
“So this game is definitely for Ross, he’s done a lot for this Club and this football team so I’m so proud we could win the game for Ross.”
Cavallo linked up really well with Craig Goodwin down the left wing and the defender believed the pair have a good understanding of each other’s movements and positioning.
“I think we’re on the same page,” he said.
“We know exactly what we want from each other and it’s the chemistry throughout the team.
“It’s only going to help us for the better and finals are coming up so this is when we have to be at our strongest, so I’m really proud of the boys.”