Gold Coast United coach Miron Bleiberg was extremely proud of his playing group after they managed to hold Sydney FC to a 1-1 draw yesterday.

Despite the Sky Blues sitting on the bottom of the table, Bleiberg praised the way his players went about their business, especially after John Curtis was sent off with more than 20 minutes remaining, as it kept their unbeaten run away from home rolling along.

"The boys did very well and I'm very proud of them after what has been a hectic week," said Bleiberg.

"We are unbeaten on the road this season and that is always a good sign. We worked hard today and deserved to get something out of the game. I am happy and satisfied."

Gold Coast found themselves behind in the 20th minute when Bruno Cazarine headed home for Sydney but they hit back on the stroke of half-time thanks to Bruce Djite's first goal for the club and were able to snuff out any chances the home side created to grab a vital point on the road.