Reds held to 1-1 draw in Original Rivalry

Adelaide United has drawn 1-1 with Melbourne Victory at Coopers Stadium on Saturday night.

The Reds were thrown a curve ball before kick-off with Head Coach, Carl Veart, too unwell to attend the match, leaving assistant coach and former Victory player, Mark Milligan, in charge.

Despite this, it didn’t take long for Adelaide to break the deadlock with Goodwin opening the scoring on seven minutes.

Ben Halloran cut inside from the right with a superb run, dribbling three players on the edge of the area before teeing up Goodwin. The winger faked a shot and sold Jason Geria a dummy, before cutting inside and firing into the roof of the net with his right foot.

Five minutes later and United had another glorious opportunity when Zach Clough slipped through Halloran who snuck in behind Victory’s defence but his shot from a tight angle was batted away by Matt Acton.

Four minutes into the second half and Adelaide were undone courtesy of a strike from Nick D’Agostino.

Adelaide failed to find the attacking rhythm they had enjoyed in the first half and were limited to chances on the counter.

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