Gestede’s class secures a desperate win

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Melbourne Victory recorded their first win in five matches after defeating Wellington Phoenix 2-0 at AAMI Park.

Rudy Gestede’s brace either side of half time allowed him to open his A-League goalscoring tally with a win.

Victory coach Grant Brebner was full of praise for his star striker, in only his first uninterrupted match as a starter.

“Rudy came here to score goals,” he said.

“For him to come on, start his first game and score two goals as a striker is a good return.”

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He hoped the win could provide a relieving feeling to kickstart his side’s campaign.

The same message applies to the Benin international too.

“We were desperate for that win, but it’s something we hope can carry a bit of momentum,” Brebner said.

“He’s [Rudy] the one who needs to continue that hopefully.”

There is every reason to believe Victory can fulfil those hopes based on the players’ on-field reaction.

Following Gestede’s opening goal, he and the whole squad ran to celebrate with the head coach. In a reflection of the team’s supportive character behind the scenes.

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Brebner confirmed his players were united.

“There’s nobody more united than the people inside the four walls of the changing rooms,” he said.

Victory will look to make it two wins in a row as they take on Western United at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night.

Featured Image: Ngau Kai Yan

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