Four memorable moments from your club's 2018/19 season: Adelaide United

It's been almost a month since the 2019 Grand Final was played and we're seriously missing the Hyundai A-League action.

To compensate for the wait before the 2019/20 season gets underway, we're looking back at some memorable 2018/19 moments.

We start our reflection with Adelaide United. The Reds endured a roller-coaster season but still won silverware and made the top four, while one of their stars was rewarded with a Caltex Socceroos recall. 

Here's four of Adelaide's standout moments.

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Goodwin’s FFA Cup 2018 Final double

We were just a few weeks into the 2018/19 season when Adelaide landed the first piece of silverware on the domestic calendar: the FFA Cup 2018.

In a repeat of the FFA Cup 2017 decider, United took on Sydney FC but this time in front of their home fans with more than 14,000 cramming into Coopers Stadium.

And they were treated to a Craig Goodwin masterclass, as the returning winger scored two 'worldies' – a stunning free-kick opener and an equally emphatic volleyed winner with his weaker right foot to sink the Sky Blues 2-1.

It was a continuation of Goodwin's incredible start to the campaign. He went on to score 10 goals and provide nine assists in 29 appearances in the Hyundai A-League.

His form not only saw the Reds make the Hyundai A-League Semi Finals but also earned the 27-year-old a call-up to Graham Arnold’s Caltex Socceroos squad to face Korea Republic in June.

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Comeback for the ages against Roar

When it comes to gripping drama, amazing comebacks and brilliant goals, Adelaide’s Round 17 clash with Brisbane Roar had it all… and even more.

On a crazy night at Coopers Stadium, the Reds appeared to be on the end of a sobering defeat after Ken Ilso was sent off early before Roar raced to a 3-0 lead inside 43 minutes via Henrique, Dylan Wenzel-Halls and Adam Taggart. 

But a goal from skipper Isaias in first-half stoppage-time sparked arguably the greatest fightback in Hyundai A-League history.

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And after Roar had Dane Ingham and Jamie Young dismissed in the second half, momentum completely flipped the Reds' way, with Craig Goodwin lashing in his side's second and George Blackwood heading Adelaide level with 15 minutes to go.

There was more drama to come in the seventh minute of injury-time, as Nikola Mileusnic headed in from close range to spark amazing scenes inside Coopers.

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Blackwood sinks Mariners at the death

Blackwood played in fits and starts for Adelaide in the first half of the season but it was this late winner in Round 16's clash with the Mariners that saw the young striker win a consistent place on the teamsheet at the tail end of the campaign.

It looked as though United were going to be held by the Mariners, with scores level at 1-1 into injury time, until Blackwood, summoned off the bench in the second half, nodded Scott Galloway's cross home from close-range to gift the Reds a 2-1 win.

It was Blackwood’s first goal of the campaign and the relief was evident in his celebration of the crucial match-winner.

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WATCH: Blackwood wins it for the Reds at the death

Semi Final epic in Perth

It will go down as one of the greatest finals matches in Hyundai A-League history and the Reds more than played their part.

Adelaide had edged Melbourne City 1-0 in a 120-minute Elimination Final contest just five days earlier, but Kurz's side again showed their fighting qualities against Premiers Perth Glory in May's Semi Final.

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Diego Castro's brace had the Reds on the brink of elimination with 10 minutes remaining, but Adelaide weren't dead, with Baba Diawara restoring hope and Ryan Kitto equalising right at the death.

Scott Neville put Glory ahead in the first half of extra-time but again the Reds rallied: Michael Marrone burying a superb header in the 115th minute to make it 3-3 and send the game to penalties.

Despite keeper Paul Izzo making three saves in the shootout, counterpart Liam Reddy made four, and Glory prevailed 5-4 on penalties to win a Hyundai A-League classic.

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