Sunday, January 17, 2010

Gold Coast go top of A-League

Gold Coast United took over at the top of the A-League ladder when they beat previous leaders Sydney FC 1-0 away at the Sydney Football Stadium this afternoon.

It was Gold Coast’s third win over Sydney this season.

A goal in the 19th minute by Joel Porter decided the contest.

Tahj Minniecon’s reverse pass put Porter through on the left of the box and he shot across keeper Clint Bolton and inside the far post.

Sydney adopted a physical approach to try and blunt the creativity of Gold Coast captain and playmaker Jason Culina, but he survived several brutal tackles to continue to inspire his team.

In the final minute of stoppage time, a break by Gold Coast’s Bas van den Brink should have killed off Sydney.

Van den Brink took the ball down the left and had two team-mates unmarked on the right, but he chose to shoot rather than pass and his shot was charged down.

Sydney were on the counterattack as the referee blew for the end of the match.

The attendance was 14,941.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

just came back from the game. Sydney were 2nd best, not a bad game though