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Halloran happy to be Red despite frustrating draw

Ben Halloran playing for the Reds against Wellington Phoenix.

Adelaide United winger, Ben Halloran, has told 10 News First Adelaide’s, Max Burford, he and his teammates have been left frustrated with their 1-1 draw in the opening round of the Isuzu UTE A-League season.

Halloran’s 93rd minute equaliser – a clinical side-foot volley into the bottom corner – cancelled out Ben Waine’s opener for the ten-man Phoenix, however the 30-year-old admitted his side should have secured all three points from the match.

Halloran’s overall feelings:
“It was a bit of a frustrating game and I think we started quite well.

“Unfortunately, I think the red card for them, if anything, took the wind out of our sails.

“We were playing quite well and then they went down to ten men, put everyone behind the ball, and I think we struggled to break them down.

A frustrated Ben Halloran laments a missed opportunity during the Reds’ clash with Wellington Phoenix.

“We didn’t really create as much as we would have liked to and as the game wore on, I think we got increasingly frustrated that we couldn’t get that elusive goal.

“I guess, at the end of day getting, away with a point was not the worst result in the end, but we definitely should have come away with three points.”

Reflecting on his neat finish:
“I feel like I pride myself and kind of picking spots when I shoot for goal.

“It kind of just fortuitously landed at my feet and I just tried to get it into the corner and I’m pretty happy with it.”

Ben Halloran celebrates his late equaliser with his teammates.

Putting the Reds shirt on again:
“It’s been a long time between drinks.

“It’s been about a year since I’ve played for the Reds and it felt great to be back out there for Adelaide United.

“I feel at home playing for this club and the club means a lot to me, so that was a proud moment to put the shirt on again.”