The bottom-placed side defeated their more fancied opponents in counter-attacking style courtesy of first-half goals to Ben Halloran and Marceo Rigters and a late finish from Dylan Macallister.
The bottom-placed side defeated their more fancied opponents in counter-attacking style courtesy of first-half goals to Ben Halloran and Marceo Rigters and a late finish from Dylan Macallister. footballaustralia.com.au

Halloran opens thrashing on Adelaide

GOLD Coast United have recorded just their second win of the season following their upset 3-0 thrashing of fellow cellar dwellers Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium on Friday night.

The bottom-placed side defeated their more fancied opponents in counter-attacking style courtesy of first-half goals to Ben Halloran and Marceo Rigters and a late finish from Dylan Macallister.

Halloran was gifted with a goal following a defensive shamble in Adelaide's box in the 18th minute, while Rigters struck a thunderous shot from 20 yards on 36 minutes and Macallister wrapped up the points in added time to ensure further pressure is heaped on an already under the pump Reds coach Rini Coolen.

In what began as a dour and cagey affair between the two bottom-placed sides it was Reds winger Iain Ramsay in an unfamiliar left-back role who injected life into the match on 10 minutes.

The 23-year-old went on a dazzling run before his deflected cross was intelligently flicked on by Sergio van Dijk at the near post only for Bruce Djite to miss the ball with an attempted header from point blank range and for marquee star Dario Vidosic to have his follow-up effort blocked.

For the full match report head to the A-league website



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