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Reds defeated by Canberra

Adelaide United has lost 2-0 to Canberra United on Saturday evening.

The hosts were unable to dominate the match from the outset struggled to keep possession for any long periods.

Canberra fired an early warning shot on six minutes, attacking fast from a quickly taken throw, drawing a sharp save from Annalee Grove.

It took United a while to work their way into the match but on 20 minutes they had their first decent attempt when Fiona Worts beat two defenders and cut the ball back for Chelsie Dawber. Her shot was blocked and the rebound fell to MelindaJ Barbieri who powered a shot from outside the area but her effort was also stopped.

Canberra continued their dominance and eventually broke the deadlock on 28 minutes.

Later, Dawber broke down the right and picked out Dylan Holmes inside the area but the Canberra defence was able to thwart the attempt.

But the visitors quickly had a second, courtesy of a stunning effort from Grace Maher.