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Sensational comeback as 10-man Adelaide United stun Central Coast 

Ten-man Adelaide United came back from two goals down and a man down to draw 2-2 with Central Coast Mariners on Saturday. 

It was sensational theatre as the Reds brushed off a disappointing opening 55 minutes to storm back into the contest.

Re-live the game in the MATCH CENTRE

STORY OF THE GAME

  • GOAL CCM 0-1 Andrew Hoole opens the scoring inside the first seven minutes. 
  • RED CARD TO REDS Ersan Gulum adjudged to have denied Buhagiar a goal-scoring opportunity after 18 mins and he's off. He's not happy. 
  • MELLING UNLEASHES But Izzo in the Reds goal pushes it out for a corner. 
  • IZZO KEEPS REDS IN IT A series of stops by the brilliant Izzo keeping the Reds in the contest before the break. 
  • HALF TIME 0-1 Controversial but entertaining half with boys sides playing high-intensity football. 
  • KURZ'S YELLOW BEFORE THE RESUMPTION! The Reds boss gets his own slice of cheese. 
  • REDS CLOSE Isaias with the corner, Strain flicks on the ball across the goal but it goes out past the post. 
  • GOAL CCM 0-2 Disaster for the Reds who were coming back into the contest; Strain guides a corner into his own net with his head. 0-2. 
  • MISS FOR CCM The visitors open up the Reds but Buhagiar fluffs his lines from right in front. Should've been three. 
  • REDS SCORE! 2-1 Jordan Elsey gives the hosts some hope.
  • SLOVENIAN ON Ryan Kitto makes way for Adelaide United debutant Džengis Čavušević.
  • BOOM! Adlung hits a rocket and CCM keeper Kennedy tips it over brilliantly. 
  • POST HIT! Blackwood shimmies and hits a low shot onto the base of the post after 72 mins. 
  • GOAL!!!!!!!!!! Reds back in it at 2-2. Blackwood scores! Wow. 83 mins, game on.  
  • SIX MINS OF STOPPAGE TIME
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GOALS

Hoole CCM 0-1, 7'

Hoole expertly strikes his the free-kick low and hard into the bottom right corner with Izzo left motionless. 

Strain (OG) CCM 0-2, 53'

Hoole with the corner and Strain somehow guides his header into the net. 

Elsey Reds 1-2, 61'

Garuccio sends the free kick into the box and Elsey times his run to perfection. His powerful header past Kennedy is perfect. 

Blackwood Reds 2-2, 83'

Mariners fail to clear a cross from Adlung, the ball fell to the big striker who smashes it onto the underside of the bar and in. 

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Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 50
Melbourne City FC 27 13 4 10 43
Melbourne Victory 27 12 5 10 41
Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 39
Brisbane Roar FC 27 10 5 12 35
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 27 8 9 10 33
Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 32
Wellington Phoenix 27 5 6 16 21
Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 20