Brilliant goals were sprinkled between a cagey opening night affair as Adelaide and Sydney shared the points.
Josh Brillinte 5 —
Had difficulty maintaining his typical composure in possession as a lack of time on the ball played down his potential impact. Involved in an unnecessary off the ball incident early in the second half.
Brandon O’Neill 7 —
Sydney’s best player in the first half, contributing all over the pitch. Carried his good effort in to the second stanza.
Siem de Jong 5.5 —
Some off touches in his first A-League game, especially in a first half where nothing seemed go his way. Nearly left Izzo red faced with an effort from the halfway line. Displayed his class in his work in tight areas.
Milos Ninkovic 6.5 —
Unusually his passing was largely unsuccessful in the first half. Despite occasional good play throughout he well and truly sprung to life in the final half hour, assisting le Fondre’s equaliser as he was played through on the wing.
Alex Brosque 5 —
The Sydney captain was set up alongside le Fondre up front and was nullified for much of the game, possibly due to an early shoulder clash with Elsey.
Adam le Fondre 6.5 —
Toughed out the imposing presence of Jordan Elsey as he bagged himself another sausage roll tonight! A well taken goal synonymous with the former Reading man from his time in the first and second divisions of England.
Charles Lokolingoy 7 —
Brought on a much needed energy and desire as he arrived late on.