After snatching a point from Melbourne City following a 90th minute equaliser, Ben Halloran was naturally ecstatic after the match.
The 29-year-old intercepted Tom Glover’s pass out from defence and proceeded to chip the goalkeeper with an exquisite effort from the right wing.
The 2-2 draw preserved the Reds’ record of having not lost against City at home since December 2018 and maintains an unbeaten start to this campaign with successive stalemates.
Halloran believed once Adelaide got a goal through Stefan Mauk finishing off Kusini Yengi’s impressive play, the momentum completely swung having trailed for the majority of the contest.
“I think we were crying out for a bit of individual brilliance,” he told Network 10 in a post-match interview.
“Thankfully, Kusini (Yengi) delivered and Stef (Stefan Mauk) was following up really well.
“And once you get this crowd behind you it can be quite intimidating to play against.
“Credit to the boys that we fought back.”
Halloran ran off in celebration, taking his shirt off and kicked the corner flag.
“Kind of forgot that it was just an equaliser and wasn’t a winner, but we’re still happy to get a point against a very good Melbourne City side,” he admitted.
“I think it was just unbridled elation scoring a goal like that.”
Next match details:
Saturday, 4 December vs Brisbane Roar
Isuzu UTE A-League 2021/22 – Round 3
Kick-off 4.35pm ACDT
Venue: Moreton Daily Stadium