Adelaide United beat Macarthur with both sides reduced to 10-men in a spiteful clash at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.
Zach Clough scored the winner in the sixth minute from a Ben Warland assist in a performance which wasn’t “pretty”, said Adelaide’s Ryan Kitto.
“The effort the desire and that the players put in, it wasn’t the prettiest of performances, but we definitely build on it now,’’ Kitto said.
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“We played for 10 men for a long time and it was a massive effort.”
The clash turned sour for Warland and Macarthur’s Jake Hollman, who were both sent off either side of the break.
Warland was expelled in the 16th minute for a poorly timed challenge as the last defender before…