The Young Reds fought for a point in a very tense Round 2 of the Foxtel Y-League 2017/18 Season, after a 1-1 draw with a strong Melbourne City Youth side at Marden Sport Complex on Saturday.
Braedyn Crowley of Melbourne City Youth opened the scoring following a mazy run from Daniel Arzani ended in a low pass across the box.
A fast start from Melbourne City caught Adelaide on the back foot for the majority of the first half.
Both teams exchanged chances during the opening stanza while Melbourne City were firmly on top, however, that changed drastically in the second half.
Just under ten minutes after the break, Lachlan Brook scuffed a shot through the Melbourne City defence which eventually found the run of Charlie Deveraux who delicately chipped goalkeeper James Delianov.
Pacifique Niyongabire came on shortly after the Adelaide goal, acting as a livewire on the left wing and impacting the game, creating multiple chances.
Opportunities for Adelaide came thick and fast during the second half and as the Young Reds searched for a winner.
Late in the second half Melbourne came back into the game, however neither team were able to find a winner and claim three points.
8’| A chance for Adelaide United YT after a low driven ball across the box from Armiento finds Stamatelopoulos who can only glance it into the chest of Melbourne City Youth Goalkeeper James Delianov, it remains 0-0.
12’| Richards with a huge save to keep it nil all after a venomous strike from Melbourne City Youth’s Braedyn Crowley.
18’| GOAL: Melbourne City Youth’s, Braedyn Crowley assisted from a low pass across the box after a mazy run from Daniel Arzani. 0-1 Melbourne City’s way.
32'| Richards rushes to the edge of his box for a big one on one save to keep the score 0-1.
45+2'| Braedyn Crowley in on goal sprays his shot wide onto the outside of the post and out.
54'| GOAL: Adelaide United YT score after a Lachlan Brook scuffed shot takes bounces through the Melbourne City defence to Charlie Devereux, who delicately chips the keeper to level the score.
56'| A great run from Niyongabire leads to an open goal chance for Stamatelopoulos which only goes inches wide keeping the score at 1-1.
62'| Richards with a huge reactionary, getting a big paw to a vicious shot from Crowley.
70'| Stamatelopoulos makes a driven run through the midfield with a pinpoint pass into the run of Niyongabire who lays it back for Lachlan Brook, just missing the outside of the post.
83'| Niyongabire in on goal hits a the ball on the half-volley which is then parried over the bar by Delianov.
90+2' | Braedyn Crowley tries to curl one into the bottom corner after some tidy dribbling but just misses the post.
Saturday, 25 November
Foxtel Y-League Round 2
Adelaide United Youth 1 (Devereux 54')
Melbourne City Youth 1 (Crowley 18')
Venue: Marden Sports Complex