Reds take the “Eriginal Rivalry” in E-League Round 2


Two of Australian football’s fiercest rivalries, including the #EriginalRivalry, lit up Thursday’s action in Round 2 of the E-League.

Sydney FC claimed inaugural Sydney Derby honours with a narrow victory over Western Sydney Wanderers, while Adelaide United powered past Melbourne Victory in the first chapter of the ‘Eriginal Rivalry’.

Zac May-Burgess opened proceedings for the Reds with a 2-1 win over Mouad Zwed on PS4 paving the way for Jamie O’Doherty to finish the job with a 3-0 win over Mitch Austin to claim a 5-1 aggregate scoreline over Melbourne Victory.

Ladder r2

Melbourne Victory 1-5 Adelaide United

  • Adelaide United confidently claimed ‘Eriginal Rivalry’ bragging rights over Melbourne Victory as an historic Hyundai A-League conflict took on E-League life.

PS4: Mouad ‘MuadZwed’ Zwed 1-2 Zachary ‘vDreamz-Shooter’ May-Burgess

Zachary May-Burgess overcame Victory’s Mouad Zwed 2-1 to get Adelaide up and running in the first leg.

The Reds profited early from an unfortunate Victory own goal, only to have their lead cancelled out when Zwed clinically pierced May-Burgess’ defence.

But Adelaide’s dominance grew after the interval and paid dividends with a Cristiano Ronaldo winner five minutes from time.

Xbox: Jamie ‘FUTWIZ Jamie’ O’Doherty 3-0 Mitch ‘ALCATRAZZ_2025’ Austin

Jamie O’Doherty stamped Adelaide’s authority on the Eriginal Rivalry in a commanding 3-0 win over Mitch Austin.

O’Doherty quickly took command of the tie with a calming pair of goals in just over 20 minutes of play.

And a third on 74 minutes put the tie beyond doubt, giving O’Doherty and his club their first points of the competition.

This article was originally published at: www.a-league.com.au/e-league/news/city-six-goal-saviour-sydney-derby-drama-e-league-round-2-wrap