Adelaide and Brisbane ends in exciting draw

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Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar have played out a 1-1 draw at Coopers Stadium on Friday night, after a crowd of 9,146 bore witness to an action-packed second half in which both goals were scored.

In humid conditions more suited to the away side, Adelaide was able to gain just its second point of the season after Brett Holman’s thunderbolt strike was cancelled out by a Sergio Guardiola header late in the second half.

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Both teams took a while to get into the fixture with the first chance coming in the 16th minute when Guardiola’s close range shot was blocked by Brisbane defender Jade North. But within ten minutes Tommy Oar had reversed the momentum taking a number of cracks at the Adelaide goal only to hit them straight at goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic.

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The pressure mounted on both sides as the interval came and went, with Adelaide needing a win to try and restart its season and Brisbane desperate to stay in touch with league-leaders Sydney FC. When Holman’s cracking 60th minute effort beat the wrong-footed Eugene Galekovic it looked as though it was going to be the visitors’ night.

Holman accepted Matthew McKay’s delivery into space and with no marker present he sent a low, darting drive at the Adelaide goal. A tiny deflection off Iacopo La Rocca was enough to leave Galekovic stranded and it seemed as though Adelaide’s night was done.

But the concession only served as an injection to a misfiring Reds line-up with long competitive runs and well-timed balls into the box becoming par for the course in final 30 minutes of Adelaide’s game. Finally, in the 78th minute, the score was levelled when Guardiola used to his head to beat Michael Theo in Brisbane’s goal, following Benjamin Garuccio’s lofted cross into the box.

Earlier, both teams had welcomed back key players with Adelaide’s Marcelo Carrusca and Brisbane’s Dimi Petratos making their first appearances this season following injuries.

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Adelaide also welcomed back James Holland following a hamstring complaint.

The draw leaves Adelaide United sitting at the bottom of the ladder with just two points after six games and the club will be looking for its first win of the season away to Perth Glory on Friday. Meanwhile, Brisbane are sitting third and host league leaders Sydney FC on Saturday.

Adelaide United: 1 (Guardiola 78’)
Brisbane Roar: 1 (Holman 60’)

Stadium: Coopers Stadium
Attendance: 9, 146

Referee: Chris BEATH
Assistant Referee 1: Matthew CREAM
Assistant Referee 2: Paul CETRANGOLO
Fourth Official: Daniel ELDER

Adelaide United: 1. Eugene GALEKOVIC (C) (GK), 3. Iacopo La ROCCA, 4. Dylan McGOWAN, 8. ISAIAS, 9. Sergio GUARDIOLA, 10. Marcelo CARRUSCA (17. Nikola MILEISNIC 64’), 19. Benjamin GARUCCIO, 21. Tarek ELRICH, 22. Ryan KITTO, 24. Jordan O’DOHERTY (18. Riley McGREE 74’), 25. James HOLLAND

Unused Substitutes: 15. Benjamin WARLAND, 16. Jesse MAKAROUNAS, , 10. John HALL (GK)

Brisbane Roar: 1. Michael Theo (GK), 3. Luke De VERE, 5. Corey BROWN, 7. Thomas KRISTENSEN, 10. Brett HOLMAN (33. Joseph KATEBIAN 83’), 11. Thomas OAR, 13. Jade NORTH, 17. Matthew McKAY (C), 19. Jack HINGERT, 23. Dimitri PETRATOS (22. Thomas BROICH 68’), 28. Brandon BORELLO (15. Manuel ARANA 74’)

Unused Substitutes: 4. Daniel BOWLES, 21. Jamie YOUNG (GK),

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