Sydney FC take points against Young Reds

Adelaide United FC has succumbed to Sydney FC 5-2 in their Foxtel National Youth League match at WIN Stadium in Wollongong.

Adelaide United FC has succumbed to Sydney FC 5-2 in their Foxtel National Youth League match at WIN Stadium in Wollongong.

The young Sky Blues started the first half of better and opened the scoring in the 12th minute due to a defensive mistake.

Once the Reds settled into the game the contest evened up and they had some good passages of play, Nikola Mileusnic, Anthony Costa and Ryan Kitto all with good chances to respond.

Things were looking positive but a bad mistake in their own half put the Reds- defence under pressure, Sydney awarded a penalty with Lachlan Barr shown a straight red card leaving United a man and two goals down at the break.

The second half was always going to be an uphill battle but to the Reds- credit they came out determined to fight their way back into the contest. However a third goal by the home team made it 3-0 before Anthony Costa was infringed in the penalty area and duly slotted home the spot kick to give United a glimmer of hope.

But another Sydney goal soon after doused any chance of a comeback, although Mileusnic did manage to get himself on the scoresheet.

With no senior Hyundai A-League players and two, Geoffrey Lino and Lachlan Barr, making their first appearance, Assistant Coach Angelo Costanzo could take some positives from the game.

“Overall I was happy with the performance and the way we worked and tried to implement the style and create scoring opportunities considering we were a man down,” Costanoz said.

“Taking into account we had two players make their debut and up to five players play their first game for the year, there are positives going into to the next couple of games.”

Match Details Sydney FC Youth 5 (Mallia 12-/53-83-, Macdonald 33-, Zavela) Adelaide United 2 (Costa 58-, Milesunic 81-) Referee: Matthew Crooper

Sydney FC Starting line-up: 1.Anthony Bouzanis (GK), 3.Aaron Calver, 4.Jacob Tratt (c), 5.Daniel Petkovski, 6.Dylan Caton, 9.Mitchell Mallia, 10.Hagi Gligor (16.Christopher Zuvela 58-), 11.Alec Urosevski (7.Nikola Taneski 49-), 14.Joshua Macdonald, 15.Themba Muata-Marlow, 18. Anthony Tomelic (12.Keenan Gibson 58-) Injury substitution: Nil Substitutions not used: 20.Tristan Prendergast (GK) Yellow cards: Nil Red cards: Nil

Adelaide United starting line-up: 20.Daniel Margush (GK), 2.Dion Kirk, 3.Shaun Harvey (C) 4.Lachlan Barr, 7.Bruce Kamau, 8.Nathan Konstandopoulos (18.Adam Piscioneri 58-), 9.Anthony Costa (12.Geoffrey Lino 58-), 10.Ryan Kitto (17.Jordan O-Doherty 58-), 11.Nikola Milesunic, 15.Matthew Bouzalas, 16.Jacob Melling Injury substitution: Nil Substitutions not used: 1.Nathan Tripodi (GK) Yellow cards: Costa 37-, Harvey 40-, Kitto-, Bouzalas 88- Red cards: Barr 32-