Inseob Shin’s second half goal ensured Adelaide United Youth returned home with all three points as they defeated Sydney FC Youth 1-0 at Sydney’s Seymour Park.
Inseob Shin-s second half goal ensured Adelaide United Youth returned home with all three points as they defeated Sydney FC Youth 1-0 at Sydney-s Seymour Park.
The Korean midfielder-s well executed chip over the Sydney keeper just minutes after the break gave the young Reds their first win of the season and their first win over Sydney FC Youth in eight attempts.
Originally scheduled to be played at the Sydney Football Stadium as a curtain raiser to the Hyundai A-League encounter, the match was moved to Seymour Park due to the heavy rain in Sydney over the weekend.
After starting slowly in the season opener against Perth Glory last weekend, United-s Youth were the ones to take the game up to the hosts early on, but they were unable to make any of their opportunities count in a scoreless opening 45 minutes.
But shortly after the restart Shin, who is on the Reds- Hyundai A-League playing roster, finished off a fine United move to break the deadlock.
Looking for a quick response, Sydney FC Youth upped the ante but they were not helped when they went a player down after Tommy Cirjack was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence.
Despite the extra man advantage, United-s Youth were still made to defend stoutly, with many of the Reds unfamiliar with Seymour Park-s synthetic turf.
Joe Mullen-s team managed to absorb the pressure and hold onto their lead until the final whistle, the victory certain to boost the side-s confidence heading into the coming weeks.
“What it does is give the nucleus of players that haven’t played together a bit of confidence with each other,” Mullen said after the win.
“Getting a result is always important as we start to settle as a team and as one unit. It always takes some weeks to gel but wins accelerate that and I think that’s a good thing going into Sunday.”
Sydney FC Youth: 0
Adelaide United Youth: 1 (Shin 47-)
Referee: Stephen Lucas
Venue: Seymour Shaw Park
Sydney FC line-up: Wely AL-RIKABY, Luke AUSTIN (Mitchell SPEER 80-), Joel CHIANESE (Dillion VORSTER 62-), Tom CIRJAK, David GULLO, Justin HAYWARD (Blake POWELL 41-), Aaron LIDDELL (gk), Jared LUM, Nathan SHERLOCK (c), Mitchell SPEER (David VRANKOVIC 62-), Giorgio SPERANZA
Substitutes not used: Danijel NIZIC (gk)
Yellow Cards: Al-Rikaby 22-, Cirjak 29-/77-
Red Cards: Cirjak 77-
Adelaide United line-up: Joe COSTA, Jackson GROVES (Perry MITRIS 45-), Matthew HALLIDAY, Kym HARRIS, Francesco MONTEROSSO (Evan KOSTOPOULOS 52-), Matthew MULLEN (c), Mitch NICHOLSON (Alan WELSH 57-), Bradley NORTON, Luke OSTBYE (gk), Daniel SCORDO, Inseob SHIN
Substitutes not used: Nil
Yellow Cards: Nicholson 32-
Red Cards: Nil