A rampant finish to the second-half has yielded Adelaide United Youth’s third win of the season after brushing aside Perth Glory Youth 4-2 at Jack Smith Park on Saturday morning.
Nathan Konstandopoulos’ early opener was cancelled out by a goal either side of half-time from Perth’s Ciaran Bramwell.
However, Adelaide responded through three unanswered goals from Taras Gomulka, Daniele Bressan, and substitute Massimo Falco.
Konstandopoulos, Ryan Kitto and Brook played out the entire 90 minutes after featuring in last night’s Hyundai A-League matchday squad against Western Sydney Wanderers.
The trio impressed and were influential throughout the encounter.
The Young Reds took the lead in the 10th minute following a one-two involving Konstandopoulos and Lachlan Brook.
Konstandopoulos spread a beautiful lofted switch to Brook on the right flank and after evading his marker, spotted the midfielder who continued his run into the box and he clinically slotted his effort home.
Adelaide had the majority of the possession for the rest of the half as they dictated the tempo.
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But Bramwell drew Glory level with a tidy one-on-one finish after latching on to a through ball from Charlie Leech.
The visitors went ahead on 49 minutes when Bramwell connected with Joshua Rawlins’ cross and his header flew into the corner.
Paul Pezos’ side though did not crumble, instead rose to the challenge and on 69 minutes Gomulka had the hosts back on level terms; steering Brook’s set-piece in on the volley.
Adelaide’s relentless pressure proved too much for the Glory and eventually their resistance would be broken.
Bressan saw a shot from just inside the area take a deflection and beat the goalkeeper from the initial corner to give the Young Reds the lead on 75 minutes.
Falco then made an instant impact off the bench, dispatching an excellent finish which nestled into the roof of the net four minutes before full-time.
Cooper Nunn made a desperate goal line clearance moments later to preserve the two-goal buffer as it finished 4-2.
The Young Reds remain in third place in the Conference A standings with nine points.
Adelaide United Youth face Melbourne City Youth in Round 8 of the Foxtel Y-League 2019/20 season on Sunday, 5 January at CB Smith Reserve. Kick-off is at 3.30pm ACDT.