Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sydney back on top

Sydney FC continued its see-sawing battle with Melbourne Victory at the top of the A-League ladder by again going top with a 1-0 home win over second-last Adelaide United at the Sydney Football Stadium in front of 11,741 fans this evening.

Sydney were denied an early lead by a brilliant save from Adelaide keeper Eugene Galekovic.

Galekovic also made a marvellous save late in the game to keep Adelaide’s hopes of snatching a draw alive.

Veteran Steve Corica scored the only goal of the match in the 49th minute.

The 36-year-old ran onto a neat through-ball on the left of the box from Terry McFlynn and cut inside before placing a low shot past Galekovic, who was helpless at the near post.

Substitute Travis Dodd missed a glorious chance to equalise for Adelaide in the 63rd minute when Alemao found him with a cross from the right, but he shot high over the bar when he should at least have hit the target.

Sydney goalkeeper Clint Bolton has now gone 400 minutes without conceding a goal.

Melbourne Victory take on bottom-side North Queensland Fury later this evening in Townsville.

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