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Gutsy Reds make Stenta proud

Adelaide United Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, was proud of his squad following their 1-0 win over Western Sydney Wanderers.

Adelaide United Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, was proud of his squad following their 1-0 win over Western Sydney Wanderers.

United downed their eastern-state opposition thanks to a Chelsie Dawber penalty in the 7th minute – Dawber was also the one brought down for the penalty.

Chelsie Dawber’s converted penalty was the difference between the two sides on Sunday afternoon.

In some difficult conditions, yet again for Stenta’s side, the reigning Liberty A-League Coach of the Year gave his thoughts on the match.

Stenta said:
“I think the performance, generally, was really gutsy.

“We still have elements of our game that we need to tidy up, particularly some of our execution, but I spoke about being a really hard team to score against before the game and I think we’ve proven that consistently this year.

“I’m really proud of our defensive efforts.

“It’s vitally important (to bounce back after last week’s loss).

“I think, if you look back at this team over the last few years, we haven’t lost two games in a row all that often.

MelindaJ Barbieri retaining possession for Adelaide United in Round 4.

“So it’s something I’m really proud of, to be a coach of a group of players that when they do drop some points, they’re able to respond immediately the next week and so really proud of the girls.

“We did make a few changes to the starting lineup, so it probably took a little while for us to just get used to that.

“But depth is one thing I’ve spoken about before this year and I feel like the players that came in did a really good job and I’m confident no matter who plays for our team that we’ve got a good enough side to beat anybody.”