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Goodwin laments “two points dropped”

Craig Goodwin in action for the Reds.

Adelaide United Captain, Craig Goodwin, was left disappointed following his side’s 1-1 draw with a ten-manned Wellington Phoenix in Round 1 of the Isuzu UTE A-League season.

Ben Halloran’s late equaliser ensured the Reds would not leave New Zealand empty handed, however after being a man up for the vast majority of the match, Goodwin hoped United would have done more to secure maximum points from the game.

Isaías embraces Ben Halloran following the latter’s late equaliser against Wellington Phoenix.

Goodwin said: “I think if you look at it for us, I’m gonna see it as two points dropped.

“You can say we get a point from from being down, but they had ten men, so we have to be better.

“We have to be able to put teams away and punish them.

“I think we were a bit too hasty and our decisions and we need to really use the extra man when we have it.

“You can say it’s first game of the season so it’ll come.

“But at the same time, I think (we were) a little bit forcing it.

“You get into wide area and yes, you can cross it, but it’s perhaps not the right timing, and you can get a better chance or a clearer chance and more clear cut cross if you’re changing the side and making sure you use the extra man and create the overload.

“It’s good to be back on the park and get some minutes into the legs, but we have to improve on this.

“We have to really improve in the next coming matches.”