Late goal snares points for Ade­laide

Mercury (Hobart) - - SOCCER -

A GOAL in the fi­nal 10 min­utes has helped Ade­laide United see off a stub­born Bris­bane Roar 1-0 at Coop­ers Sta­dium.

Ri­ley McGree con­tin­ued his stun­ning A-League form in front of goal, scor­ing the win­ner in the 84th minute after a tough af­ter­noon for the Reds.

United had the best of a dour first half yes­ter­day and they came clos­est after just three min­utes when Michael Maria rat­tled a header off the cross­bar. The mid­fielder rose high­est after a cross from Ryan Strain but hit the wood­work with Al Has­san Toure’s shot from the re­bound blocked by some des­per­ate Bris­bane de­fend­ing. Ade­laide fin­ished the half with a swift counter after Bris­bane failed to make the most of a cor­ner.

Five min­utes into the sec­ond half, United had their sec­ond goal cor­rectly ruled out for off­side, this time Nikola Mileusnic back­heeled a shot from Hal­lo­ran into the net.

United fi­nally had rea­son to cel­e­brate on 84 min­utes when McGree opened the scor­ing with Troisi largely re­spon­si­ble for carv­ing out the break­through.

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