Three-goal second half secures three points for Young Reds

The Young Reds secured three points in emphatic fashion with a strong 1-4 away performance at Lanham Park against Brisbane Roar in Round 5 of the Foxtel Y-League.

The Round 5 match on the road against Brisbane Roar Youth Team promised to be an exciting fixture, but no one could have predicted the exciting second-half goal extravaganza.

The first half saw both teams teasing each other up to the 28-minute mark in which the Young Reds took the lead through a Kristin Konstandopolous chip from inside the box.

Brisbane found an equaliser through Luke De Vere, who managed to score after a Brisbane short-corner.

Isaac Richards was integral, making several saves to keep the game level until the Young Reds were able to find three goals in the second half.

Pacifique Niyongabire was subbed on at the half and was vital, scoring a brace with his first putting Adelaide in the lead 60 minutes into the second half.  

Aladin Irabona doubled the Adelaide lead with a tap in from close range after a quick break, leaving the Brisbane defense helpless.

Then it was Niyongabire again who killed off the game in injury time with a classy finish, icing the game in the ninety-second minute and completing his brace.

Key Moments

28'| GOAL AUFC! Konstandopoulos chips Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Freke after some scrambling play in the box. 0-1 Adelaide way, come on you Reds!.

41'| Goal for Brisbane's De Vere, who manages to get the ball across the line after a short corner. The scores are now tied at Lanham 1-1

43'| Save from Isaac Richards! An attempt from goalscorer De Vere at the edge of the box after Leck floats in a cross. Richards keeps it 1-1

61'| GOAL AUFC Niyongabire scores from close range with a tap in to give the Reds the lead once again! The score is 1-2 AUFC way

64'| GOAL from Irabona who doubles the lead! Another tap in from close range on the break! Come on you Reds! 1-3

92'| GOAL Niyongabire nets his second of the match in injury time! The score is now 1-4.