Mixed feelings following Perth stalemate

Kusini Yengi

Kusini Yengi was left with a bittersweet feeling after Adelaide United’s 1-1 draw with Perth Glory to begin the Isuzu UTE A-League 2021/22 season on Saturday night.

The striker notched his first goal of the campaign in clinical style, checking his run to free himself of the attentions of both Perth centre-backs before sliding a left-footed side finish past Brad Jones.

That effort gave the Reds a 22nd minute lead and capped of a dominant period from the visitors.

“It was good to score the goal but we came here for the three points, so we’re not very happy,” Yengi told Paramount+ after the game.

However, Adelaide squandered several promising opportunities and should have been in front by more.

Bruno Fornaroli then restored parity five minutes prior to half-time with a stunning hit from outside the box on transition.

The 22-year-old said his side will just have to continue to work on their finishing and hope to be more ruthless against Melbourne City.

“We dominated early and had a lot of chances and we probably should’ve capitalised on them but we didn’t,” he said.

“So we go back to training and work on them in the next game.”

Next match details:
Saturday, 27 November vs Melbourne City
Isuzu UTE A-League 2021/22 – Round 2
Kick-off 7.15pm ACDT
Venue: Coopers Stadium
Stream: Paramount+