Reds edge City in pre-season friendly

A late strike from Jordan O’Doherty has helped Adelaide United to a 2-1 Hyundai A-League pre-season friendly win over Melbourne City on Tuesday afternoon.

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STORY OF THE GAME

►The match was played in three, 40 minute periods, with all goals coming after the hour-mark.

►Stefan Mauk gave City the lead before goals from George Blackwood and a last-minute O’Doherty strike handed the Reds the win in Bundoora.

►Both sides showed some encouraging signs in a match played in howling winds and driving rain throughout.

GOALS

City 1-0: Mauk

A slip in the United defence opened the door for Mauk to be one-on-one with Izzo and he finished clinically past the Reds keeper.

Reds 1-1: Blackwood

The dangerous Karim Matmour was taken down in the penalty area and substitute Blackwood sent Bouzanis the wrong way.

Reds 2-1: O'Doherty

O’Doherty stood over a free-kick just outside the area, sending his effort into the top corner on the keeper’s side.

Adelaide United youngster Jordan O'Doherty challenges for the ball with City winger Bruce Kamau.

LINEUPS

Melbourne City: Dean BOUZANIS, Manny MUSCAT, Scott JAMIESON, Bart SCHENKEVELD, Nick FITZGERALD, Neil KILKENNY, Bruce KAMAU, Stefan MAUK, Denis GENREAU, Michael JAKOBSEN, Iacopo LA ROCCA

Subs: James DELIANOV (GK), Yaren SOZER (GK), Braedyn CROWLEY, Daniel ARZANI, Ruon TONGYIK, Ramy NAJJARINE, Dylan PIERIAS, Marcello CARRUSCA (T), Christian CAVALLO (T)

Adelaide United: Paul IZZO (GK), Michael MARRONE, Taylor REGAN, ISAIAS, Baba DIAWARA, Karim MATMOUR, Johan ABSALONSEN, Nathan KOSTANDOPOULOS, Nikola MILEUSNIC, Ersan GULUM, Ryan KITTO

Subs: Daniel MARGUSH (GK), Vince LIA, Mark OCHIENG, George BLACKWOOD, Lachlan BROOK, Jordan ELSEY, Jordan O’DOHERTY, Ryan STRAIN, Paul WILSON, Kristin KOSTANDOPOULOS, Blake CARPENTER