After boxing in and pressing the visitors, the Sky Blues were rewarded in the 13th minute when Nikola Mileusnic slid in on Milos Ninkovic on the edge of the box. Despite appearing to win the ball, a free-kick was awarded. 

Siem de Jong then curled his scintillating free-kick over Adelaide's wall to finish into the top left corner, which caused Paul Izzo to stay rooted to the spot. 

De Jong's strike remained the standalone goal for the remainder of the half, as both sides failed to spark up anything else in attack.

Jacob Tratt put in an impressive indiviudal performance, and topped it off after making it 2-0 for his side, heading in from a corner. 

In the 49th minute, substitute George Blackwood used clever skill to win a penalty after being brought down by Aaron Calver. Craig Goodwin halved the deficit when he slotted in the spot-kick. 

De Jong looked to put the Sky Blues up 3-1, but due to Adam Le Fondre coming back from offside, the goal was overturned. 

Mileusnic found the back of the net in added time, but it was ruled offside. Andrew Redmayne then denied Ryan Kitto from close range to save the three points for the hosts. 

Sydney FC

Andrew Redmayne (GK) - 7.5

Had a pretty solid game between the sticks. Went the right way on the penalty but Goodwin's hit was well put away. Made an excellent stop to save the three points for Sydney. 

Jacob Tratt - 9

Played passes well and was eager to get involved. Was brilliant defensively winning key balls several times.

Saw his header gathered by Izzo following a corner. Headed powerfully home from close range to make it 2-0. 

Aaron Calver - 6.5

Desperate defending to clean up at the back and thwart Adelaide's attacks. Brought down Blackwood to give away the penalty. 

Alex Wilkinson  - 7

Quite solid defensively and worked tirelessly