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
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.