Toure opens his account for season with dramatic winner

Mohamed Toure

Mohamed Toure had not scored in his previous 15 Isuzu UTE A-League matches.

But he picked the perfect time to break that drought in his 16th match away to defending champions Melbourne City no less.

The 17-year-old’s last goal occurred almost a year ago against Western Sydney Wanderers, but the striker was rewarded for his instinctive effort.

He was given a gift, anticipating an errant back pass and held his composure to clinically finish past Tom Glover on 85 minutes to open his account for the season and pinch a 2-1 win.

“Every time we play them it’s a difficult game,” Toure told Paramount+ after the game.

“Both are really good sides, keeping the ball so it’s hard to concede from both teams.

“So you just wait until whichever team gets fatigued and we scored.”

Toure was opportunistic in his attempt to create something from nothing and he did just that with his pace and awareness allowing him to profit from a poor back pass.

“Goody (Craig Goodwin) was pressing him (Carl Jenkinson) and the only option he had was back to the ‘keeper,” he said

“And once he put his head down to play, I just thought go to the ‘keeper, and it wasn’t a fast ball so I could intercept and score.”

The result provisionally lifts Adelaide into third place in the league standings and Toure believed it was a huge win given they have been on the road since Friday afternoon.

“It’s a big win, always good to win away,” he claimed.

“We’ve been out of Adelaide for a while now. We played in Sydney (against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday) and came straight here.

“So it’s been difficult for the boys but we pushed through and got the result.”