Moss the boss impresses in Adelaide Olympic defeat

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Lewis Moss was sensational in goal as Adelaide Olympic gallantly fell to Adelaide United.

Adelaide United grinded out a tough 1-0 win over Adelaide Olympic in a game they controlled from kick off. The Reds had 58% possession and 16 shots, with eight of those being on target but they could only manage one goal.

That was due to Olympic’s shot stopper Lewis Moss, who was tremendous in goal as he flew all over the penalty box saving shot after shot.

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Moss was thrown into the action quickly as he pushed behind a shot on goal in the third minute from Ryan Kitto.

Moments later in the 16th minute, Moss lost the ball as a dime of a corner from Bernardo Oliviera came in to gift Jacob Tratt a simple tap-in goal from point-blank range.

At this point, the Reds were 1-0 up and a barrage of shots came from United’s attack to close out the first half, but Moss picked himself up and refused to be beaten.

As we entered the second half, Olympic started hot and produced promising chances but none would eventuate as United began to turn defence into offence.

Eventually Oliviera, who was proving to be an issue for Olympic’s defence, danced his way around the penalty box before being brought down inside the box by Christos Pounendis, gifting United a penalty and throwing Moss into the action again.

But yet again a full stretched save from Moss denied Ben Halloran’s penalty shot as Olympic were kept alive.

Minutes later, substitute Juande Prados Lopez checked into the game and sent a thunderous strike towards Moss’s goal, but again Moss would not be denied as Twitter started to take notice of his impressive performance.

In all, it was a brilliant showing from Lewis Moss, which could have even caught the eye of an A-League side.

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Cameron Ottenhoff
Sport, media and communications student at Flinders University in Adelaide. I was forced to hang the boots up at a young age after discovering I'm no good at sport, so now I just talk about it instead.

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