Sport

United and Heart in dour draw

footballaustralia.com.au

ADELAIDE United and Melbourne Heart have shared the spoils 1-1 in a dour and lacklustre affair at Hindmarsh Stadium on Friday night.

A first half Sergio van Dijk penalty looked enough to separate the teams until in-form Heart striker Eli Babalj intervened and made his dominance pay with a superb solo finish in the second half.

Adelaide took a shock lead on 37 minutes when van Dijk slotted from the spot after defender Daniel Mullen had been wrestled down in the box by Heart vice-captain Simon Colosimo.

The Heart managed to equalise however in the 68th minute as the two sides settled for a draw in the closing stages.

The result leaves Melbourne at risk of dropping into sixth if either Newcastle or Sydney manages to claim maximum points in their pivotal clash for the last finals spot on Sunday at Allianz Stadium.

Read the full match report at the Hyundai A-League website

Topics:  adelaide united fc, hindmarsh stadium, melbourne heart




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Valley Rattler needs quadruple in State Govt funding

READY AND WILLING: Gympie Rattler volunteers, including Kev Pullman are keen to get back to work on a tourist icon which has always been a labour of love.

Tourist icon needs four times the cash on offer from State Gov

Australian Flag above Brodies is ‘a disgrace’

The disgraceful state of an Australian flag fluttering above the Brodies building is upsetting Gympie residents.

An Australian flag flying above Brodies is upsetting Gympie locals.

Semi-trailer and Ute collide on highway

Gympie Fire and Rescue attended two accidents last night

A man fled the scene of a single-vehicle crash at Traveston

Latest deals and offers

RACQ releases SE Qld's worst choke points

Paul Turner, RACQ

Paul Turner from RACQ talks about our worst roads at peak time.

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

Gympie trumps Fraser Coast in new housing developments

The scorecard is out - Gympie has come up trumps compared to Wide Bay in terms of new housing development.

Gympie trumps Fraser Coast in new housing developments

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog