The fans powering the game

Congratulations to all of the fans who attended last Friday night's blockbuster against Melburne Victory.

Congratulations to all of the fans who attended last Friday night's blockbuster against Melburne Victory.

A record crowd for a Hyundai A-League encounter at Coopers Stadium, 16,504, embraced the occasion celebrating the club-s 10 Year Anniversary. The match itself had it all, the home side scoring two first half goals with Victory responding in the second half. Individual moments of brilliance, controversial refereeing decisions, it was another Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory match that lived up to the billing.

Fans of both sides should be applauded for their conduct, it was a phenomal atmosphere - reports subsequent to the match confirm the best crowd behaviour on record. The media coverage should also be commended for the exposure that added to the build up and the hype. The club is grateful for the manner in which the fixture was embraced.

To the vast majority of sports fans it was a great day of entertainment. The big challenge now is to keep that momentum going.