Gold Coast hit late winner to take full points over North Queensland

Gold Coast United have managed to take full points away from Townsville with a 2-1 win over the North Queensland Fury.

Adama Traore’s early opener was canceled out by Mark Hughes’ header just before the half-time break but Gold Coast were able to grab a late winner through Dino Djulbic who nodded home with six minutes remaining to give the visitors maximum points.

A-League Week 12
North Queensland Fury: 1 (Mark Hughes 45’)
Gold Coast United: 2 (Adama Traore 11’, Dino Djulbic 84’)

Venue: Dairy Farmers Stadium, Townsville
Crowd: 7,195
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Yellow cards: NQF - Mark Hughes 13’
GCU - Dino Djulbic 88’

GOAL Gold Coast kicked off proceedings in great fashion when Zenon Caravella’s 11th minute through ball to James Brown was cut back for Adama Traore who finished neatly to give the visitors the lead.

GOAL North Queensland worked hard for a leveler and it came right on the stroke of half-time through centre-half Adam Hughes who didn’t really know too much about his header but nonetheless it found the target and allowed the Fury to get back on equal terms.

GOAL The home side seemed to be fighting a losing battle as Gold Coast came hard at them searching for a winner and it came with six minutes remaining when Dino Djulbic headed home a Robson cross to help move his side up to fourth on the table as the Fury were kept languishing in ninth.

Starting Line-Ups

Justin Pasfield (gk), Jack Hingert (Sseppuya 71’), Brad McDonald, Eric Akoto (Grossman 19’), Mark Hughes, Ufuk Talay, Gareth Edds, David Williams, Andre Kilian (Daal 59’), Chris Payne, Simon Storey

Subs - Sebastian Usai (gk), Eugene Sseppuya (71’), Dyron Daal (59’), Chris Grossman (Akoto 19’)

Glen Moss (gk), Michael Thwaite, Dino Djulbic, Zenon Caravella, Anderson, Jason Culina, Joel Porter (Robson 82’), Kristian Rees, James Brown, Adama Traore (Pantelidis 76’), Steve Fitzsimmons (Minniecon 65’)

Subs - Jerrad Tyson (gk), Steve Pantelidis (76’), Robson (82’), Tahj Minniecon (65’)