Thursday, March 24, 2011

Memorable Games: Adelaide United FC 8 - 1 North Queensland Fury FC (A-League, 2010/11)

A red hot Adelaide United needed a win over North Queensland to reclaim second spot on the ladder and to try to secure a top two birth for the A-League finals series.

And win they did.

An emphatic 8 - 1 win by the Reds saw the Fury crushed and sink to an even lower low as their future in next season's participation was still up in the air (at the time).

The rampaging Reds broke three records in the one game:

1) Most goals scored in one game in the A-League
2) Biggest win margin in the A-League
3) First team for two players in the one team to score a hat-trick

Adelaide United attack pair Sergio van Dijk and Marcos Flores both grabbed hat-tricks, with Iain Ramsay and Travis Dodd getting in on the action as well, all the while condemning the Fury were to finishing bottom of the table.

North Queensland Fury did manage to pull one back thanks to a Panni Nikkas freekick in the second half, but the damage had already been done.

Watch all the goals from this exciting and pulsating victory by the Reds.

RIP North Queensland Fury FC (2009/10 - 2010/11)

By Marcel Abboud