Lleyton Brooks has momentarily saved Melbourne Victory from being condemned to their first-ever A-League wooden spoon, rescuing a 1-1 draw against rivals Melbourne City.
Played behind closed doors, City seemed poised to come away with all three points after Nick Ansell’s own-goal and had a second disallowed only moments before Brooks’ equaliser as Anthony Lesiotis’ tap-in was ruled offside.
The Victory youngster saved their blushes with essentially the last-kick of the game – volleying home in a desperate goal-line scramble capping off a much improved performance from the previous Derby demolitions.
Brooks’ late equaliser also means City won’t win all three Melbourne Derby’s in a single-season for the first-time in their club’s history.
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