‘Sky’s the limit’ for Reds after third straight victory

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Following three straight wins, Adelaide United coach, Adrian Stenta believes his side’s success can be limitless.

United defeated Melbourne City at home 2-1 to continue their winning ways and Stenta thinks it can continue.

“We’ve got no ceiling. No ceiling at all,” he said.

“It’s what I spoke to the players about before the game. This team can go as far as they want to go. It’s up to them. They are doing a fantastic job.” 

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Although City started the game by pressing forward with intent, Adelaide’s defence was up for the task and kept the visitors at bay.

“I thought our defenders did a really good job, especially in the first-half cause we were under a lot of pressure,” Stenta said.

Adelaide fullbacks Charlotte Grant and Isobel Hodgson were under the most duress throughout the opening 45-minutes, making 61 combined tackles. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stenta was not shocked by those statistics. 

“I’m not surprised that was the amount of tackles our full-backs made, their main attacking outlet was in behind and out-wide,” he said.

“We hung tough and our defensive performances have improved every week. That’s what I’m most impressed with.” 

Along with the back four, skipper Dylan Holmes was prolific and scored a brace to lift her side to a hard-fought victory. 

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Stanta said Holmes was extremely important to their success.

“She does a lot of the dirty work defensively and scored her first two goals for the club tonight,” he said.

“She’s a really great person and there’s a reason why she’s our captain. I wish her all the success.”

The win launched Adelaide into second while City dropped to sixth on the W-League ladder.

Feature image credit: Jordan Trombetta

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