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Smeltz late strike denies Adelaide shock away win

Gold Coast's Kiwi international Shane Smeltz has scored a 93rd minute equaliser to deny Adelaide United a shock away win in A-League action tonight. Gold Coast United 1 (S.Smeltz 93rd) Adelaide United 1 (T.Dodd 20th) Crowd: 4,505 Adelaide captain Travis Dodd had given the visitors the lead in the 20th minute and the visitors maintained the lead until deep into injury time before Smeltz's header gave his side an all-important equaliser.

The result all but kills off Adelaide's slim hopes of making the top six, whilst for Gold Coast the result sees it keep third place on the table.

Adelaide enjoyed more posession on the night, although it reverted to a more counter-attacking style after taking the lead in the 20th minute.

Dodd's goal, the result of some great lead-up work from Cassio, was only Adelaide's 17th goal of the season, a stark contrast to the exploits of Shane Smeltz who's equaliser was his 19th goal of the campaign.

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