Vidmar relieved with win

Adelaide United will have just three days to prepare for its game against the Central Coast Mariners with the Reds taking time off after its hectic schedule of football.

Adelaide United will have just three days to prepare for its game against the Central Coast Mariners with the Reds taking time off after its hectic schedule of football.

United has played five games in 16 days but has earned a two-day break after beating the Newcastle Jets 2-0 at Hindmarsh Stadium on Saturday.

Adelaide coach Aurelio Vidmar said his players needed the time off after a draining couple of weeks.

"I love to give them more days off but that only gives us three days to prepare for next Friday," Vidmar said.

"That's what you've got dealt with and you've got to deal with it but I'm relieved with the three points."

"Mentally it's fatiguing trying to get up for a game like we did the other night …the players really put in 100 per cent concentration leading up to that game and then obviously during the game and then there's no down time."

"It's tough on them but full credit to the players for just believing in themselves and getting the job done. But as full time professionals that's what you'd expect."

Captain Travis Dodd admitted he was 'feeling the pinch' after such a heavy schedule.

"It took me awhile to get into the game and probably the last 10 or so (minutes) I started to fatigue a bit but I'm sure a lot of the other boys were feeling that way as well," Dodd said.

"It was a gutsy win so it doesn't always have to be pretty to get the three points but we got them."

"I think mentally it was always going to be tough as well, it's been a big couple of weeks and the build up to Wednesday's game was pretty big …mentally to back up again was tough and we got through it."

The Reds' victory against the Jets ensures the South Australian side maintains their third placing on the Hyundai A-League ladder.

Vidmar said it was 'crucial' to secure the three points.

"Our home form has been pretty good up until now. Coming off losses to Melbourne and Sydney we needed to bounce back," he said.

"Really pleased the boys rolled their sleeves up and got the job done."