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Goodwin: Momentum is now paramount

Adelaide United Captain, Craig Goodwin, has called on his teammates’ to ensure positive momentum is created from the group’s 1-0 win over Macarthur.

Adelaide United Captain, Craig Goodwin, has called on his teammates’ to ensure positive momentum is created from the group’s 1-0 win over Macarthur.

Goodwin’s corner was knocked-on by Ben Warland in the 6th minute to allow Zach Clough to slot the ball home – the winning goal in the encounter.

But the Reds’ good, early work was dealt a blow when Ben Warland was given his marching orders for a last-man tackle.

Following the game, Goodwin reflected on what was a tense match under Friday night lights.

Back to winning ways:
“The three points are really important, but it’s what we do from now.

“A couple of weeks ago we got the win against Perth and we wanted to kick-on from there.

“Now we have to really focus coming into the next game and put in a good performance to try and build a run of momentum.

“If we can build that run of momentum, like we had before the World Cup break, we’re a really good side and we’ll be right up towards the top come the end of the season.”

Losing another man:
“Again, down to ten men – it’s not ideal.

“We want to avoid that as much as possible, but performance-wise, we dug in.

“Compared to previous games, where we’ve gone down to ten, (tonight) we were brave and tried to play still.

“There was a lot more energy and, in the end, it evened out to ten men each, but we got the win and that’s the most important thing.

“It’s frustrating, but it’s frustrating as a group.

“Benny’s (Warland) not tired to do anything (bad).

“I think the ball’s been taken a bit by the wind, he’s misjudged it, perhaps because it’s his first game back in a little bit as well.

“It’s no discredit to him because Ben’s been fantastic since he’s come back to the Club.

“But we dug in and fought together to get the three points.”

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