Skip to content
  1. Football

Australian Football: Risdon worry for United

Western United are sweating on the fitness of Josh Risdon after he left the field early during the 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory on Wednesday night.

Western are priced at 7/2 to win the A-League grand final this season and have been having a strong campaign under the leadership of John Aloisi.

Denied three points

Western looked to be on course for all three points as a 47th-minute header from Nikolai Topor-Stanley put them 1-0 up, but they were denied the win at the death.

Former United defender Brendan Hamill equalised in the 85th minute but Aloisi was still proud of the way his players responded following a 3-0 loss to Sydney FC.

Related Western United news

Aloisi ready to make changes

Western go second after City win

Western ace set for game 350

Veteran targets Western silverware

Western had to play without a number of key players and are now sweating on the fitness of Risdon after he landed awkwardly in just the 11th minute and had to be replaced.

Risdon concerns

"We've got a few experienced players out plus Josh Risdon going down quite early that we had to reshuffle the whole backline and our midfield," Aloisi said.

"Really proud of the group. They show time and time again when things are against them, especially after losing the last game, that they react well and their resilience is really good.

"Josh Risdon's so strong that he doesn't go down for no reason, so little bit worried, and he tried so many times to get through it. It's unfortunate. Hopefully it's nothing serious. Hopefully it's something that will only keep him out - he's suspended on Saturday anyway - for a short period because he's massive for us."

Discover more from the world's favourite online betting brand

More football betting news

Latest betting and odds

Watch football live streaming

Build a bet with bet builder

Latest football results

Sign up - bet365 Open Account Offer

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy