Another brace from star striker Anthony Costa has helped Adelaide City to a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Adelaide Olympic at Adelaide City Park on Saturday afternoon.
By Michael Barbaro
City came into the match in red-hot form after their 4-0 demolition of long-time foe West Adelaide in last week’s Real Adelaide Derby.
Adelaide City wasted no time in the opening ten minutes of the match as they pressed their opponents but to no avail.
However, it was Olympic who drew first blood through striker Antoni Trimboli.
Trimboli was sent through on goal as he outraced Jace Cummins to the ball before slotting the ball past Ryan Veitch.
The goal sent Olympic into raptures as their team ran to celebrate with their coach George Tsonis – a man formerly an integral part of Damian Mori’s coaching team.
Their lead was short-lived, as City equalised three minutes later through Anthony Costa.
Valentino Yuel latched onto a through-ball near the byline and unleashed a low cross which was volleyed in by Costa to level the score.
The two teams went into the half-time break locked at 1-1, as Damian Mori knew there was a lot of work to do if City were to continue their winning streak.
City continued to work hard in search of a goal to put themselves ahead, and eight minutes after the break Joel Allwright gave them the lead with a thumping strike.
Nic Bucco’s corner found Allwright on the edge of the area before the ex-Newcastle Jets player skipped past a defender and unleashed a rocket of a shot giving Olympic goalkeeper Daniel Atkins no chance of stopping it.
It was a deserved goal for City, who consolidated their lead with another goal eight minutes later through Costa again.
Yuel found space on the left hand flank and crossed the ball to Costa again to tap in from within six yards.
City shut-out the Olympic attack for the remainder of the match as they recorded their fourth successive win to remain on the top of the National Premier League SA ladder.