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Halloran happy with the win, but improvements needed

Ben Halloran has called for improvements from himself and his teammates despite picking up the squad's first win of the season.

Speaking directly after Adelaide United’s 2-1 win over Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium, Reds forward, Ben Halloran, said securing the squad’s first win of the season was a major positive, but highlighted the need for improvements right across the board.

First half goals from Captain, Craig Goodwin, and striker, Hiroshi Ibusuki, were enough to see United past their western opposition.

A wonder-strike from Perth’s Giordano Colli threatened to derail Carl Veart’s men, but the ship was steadied and Adelaide goalkeeper, Joe Gauci, was hardly troubled throughout the match.

Halloran’s assessment:
“I’d say, across the 90 (minutes), I wouldn’t say we were the better team.

“I think we didn’t really start too well and when we got 2-0 up we were definitely controlling the game.

“The goal they scored was an absolutely worldie – hats off (to them) because that was a great goal.

“We just made it hard for ourselves today.

“Maybe it’s the fact that we haven’t won a game yet this season (and maybe) we’ve got the jitters a little bit.

“Credit to Perth, they kept fighting the whole way and made it hard for us, but we probably should have closed it out earlier.

“We’re just happy to get three points.”

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