Adelaide too strong for Roar

Friday, 7 September 2012 11:08 AM

Adelaide too strong for Roar

Brisbane Roar left their trademark late revival too late in Friday’s pre-season fixture against Adelaide United, leaving them on the short end of a 6-2 score line at Hindmarsh Stadium.

The Reds, 12 days out from their AFC Champions League quarter-final against Uzbek outfit Bunyodkor, ran out to a 3-0 lead before the half-time break, thanks to an early goal to Fabian Barbiero and a double to defender Iain Fyfe.

Last season’s Hyundai A-League Golden Boot winner Besart Berisha had a second-half penalty saved by Adelaide goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic before Iain Ramsey further increased the home side’s lead.

Roar substitute Rocky Visconte, a South Australian playing in his hometown, reduced the deficit late in the fixture, scoring twice within five minutes of his introduction but former Brisbane striker Sergio van Dijk netted a stoppage time goal to confirm the result for the Reds.

Adelaide United FC 6 (Fabien BARBIERO 22’, Iain FYFE 26’,33’, Jeronimo NEUMANN 59’, Iain RAMSEY 77’, Sergio VAN DIJK 90+2’)
Brisbane Roar 2 (Rocky VISCONTE 82’,85’)
Friday, 7 September 2012
Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Referee: Brenton Haywood

Adelaide United: 1. Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk) (c), 3. Nigel BOOGAARD (4. Jon McKAIN 76’), 5. Iain FYFE, 6. CASSIO (12.Antony GOLEC 63’), 10. Dario VIDOSIC, 11.Bruce DJITE (9. Sergio VAN DIJK 63’), 14. Cameron WATSON, 16. Daniel BOWLES, 17. Iain RAMSAY, 18. Fabian BARBIERO (27. Jordan ELSEY 76’), 23. Evan KOSTOPOULOS (21. Jeronimo NEUMANN 46’ (15. Jacob MELLING 78’)

Brisbane Roar: 20. Matt ACTON (gk) (1. Michael THEO (gk) 46’), 3. Shane STEFANUTTO, 4. Matthew JURMAN, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 6. Erik PAARTALU, 7. Besart BERISHA, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA (18. Luke BRATTAN 73’), 10. HENRIQUE (17. Mitch NICHOLS 63’), 11.Ben HALLORAN (14. Rocky VISCONTE 81’), 13. Yuji TAKAHASHI, 22. Thomas BROICH (16. DO Dong-Hyun 46’)

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