Western United attacker Lachie Wales has salvaged a 1-1 draw against Macarthur FC to earn the reigning champions the first point of their A-League Men defence.
United had appeared set to rue their inefficiency for a third consecutive game, with Bulls defender Matthew Millar’s goal in the 24th minute splitting the teams for the majority of Friday night’s clash.
But in front of a sparse crowd at AAMI Park, Wales equalised in the 69th minute.
Australia Cup champions Macarthur remain unbeaten after three ALM games under Dwight Yorke but their night was doubly soured when they were forced to substitute gun goalkeeper Filip Kurto in the 76th minute.
Macarthur’s World Cup aspirant Daniel Arzani had a tough night out, largely blanketed by his Russia 2018 teammate and United co-captain Josh Risdon, who also assisted Wales’ equaliser.
Bulls midfielder Daniel De Silva was excellent throughout.