As Adelaide United prepare to travel to Perth Glory for their Round 5 clash, here are three successful come-from-behind victories across the Nullarbor.
1-3 win – 9 January 2016 @ nib Stadium
Winless from their opening eight matches, Adelaide’s fortunes began to turn and were unbeaten in the preceding five heading into their Round 14 clash. An own goal put the Glory ahead in the sixth minute, but parity was restored through Sergio Cirio after he finished off an incisive passing move.
Adelaide came out of the blocks firing in the second-half and took the lead in stunning fashion. Marcelo Carrusca received the ball in front of the 18-yard box, spinning away from his first opponent, danced his way past a second Glory defender, before unleashing a powerful strike into the far corner on his weaker right foot. Craig Goodwin made it 3-1 in the 94th minute with a thumping hit after cutting inside from the left flank to secure the Reds’ first away win of the campaign.
1-2 win – 5 January 2015 @ nib Stadium
Following a home loss to Wellington Phoenix on New Years’ Eve, the Reds were desperate to start 2015 with a win. However, the Nebojša Marinković scored a stinging low drive to open the scoring for the hosts inside 11 minutes.
On the half hour mark, Adelaide were gifted a goal when Craig Goodwin pounced on an errant back pass to slide the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper. Almost immediately after the re-start, Adelaide made it 2-1 as James Jeggo darted into the box unmarked to steer home Bruce Djite’s cut-back.
1-2 win – 17 September 2005 @ Members Equity Stadium
Adelaide’s inaugural trip west in the Hyundai A-League era saw John Kosmina’s men claim three points. United conceded after 20 minutes courtesy of a Michael Valkanis own goal, before the Reds soon grabbed an equaliser from Ross Aloisi.
Chinese star Shengqing Qu scored to put United ahead on 65 minutes, though moments later goalkeeper Daniel Beltrame was red carded. Nevertheless, despite the numerical disadvantage, Adelaide held on for the win and maintained their undefeated start to the season.
Adelaide United will face Perth Glory in Round 5 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Saturday, 4 November at nib Stadium. Kick-off is at 9.30pm ACDT.