Dugandzic scores as Adelaide edges City in top end

Adelaide United produced a second-half blitz to clinch a 4-3 pre-season win over Melbourne City at Darwin Football Stadium on Saturday night.

City raced to a 3-1 half-time lead, but second-half strikes from ex-City man Mate Dugandzic, Jimmy Jeggo and Craig Goodwin sealed the come-from-behind victory in front of approximately 1600 fans.

Both clubs are in FFA Cup action in midweek, with the Reds hosting Sydney FC and City entertaining Wellington Phoenix on Wednesday.

Hernan Espindola opened the scoring for City on 16 minutes, converting the rebound from Marc Marino’s shot.

United were level within two minutes courtesy of a back-post header from Pablo Sanchez.

Jonatan Germano restored City’s buffer on the half hour mark, heading home from a set-piece.

Stefan Mauk added a third for City on 37 minutes to ensure a healthy advantage at the break.

United made five changes at the interval and it seemed to work, with Iacopo La Rocca picking out Dugandzic for their reply on 52 minutes.

Adelaide equalized through Jeggo with 10 minutes to play, before Goodwin got the winner on 86 minutes.