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Australian Football: Goodwin breaks Reds record

Craig Goodwin became Adelaide United’s all-time leading goalscorer when firing home a brace in the 3-2 win over Sydney FC on Tuesday night.

Adelaide are surprise contenders to win the A-League grand final and will be hoping that Goodwin can continue to fire home the goals between now and the end of the season.

Record broken

Goodwin had been sat on 35 goals for the last three games, sharing the record with Bruce Djite, but finally moved ahead with two goals in the crucial win over the Sky Blues.

The second of his goals was the winner scored five minutes in to stoppage time at the end of the game. Boss Carl Veart was obviously delighted and hopes both Goodwin and the team as a whole can kick on.

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"I'm so happy for him," Veart said."I think it's played on his mind a little bit, this record, because everyone has been talking about it for quite a long time.

"To finally get rid of that, I think we might see a few more goals start to flow. We know the quality that Craig has and tonight he's got two goals, it wasn't his best night. But he stuck at it and he's popped up and got the job done for us and that's what Craig does."

Well-earned break

The win moved the Reds to fourth on the A-League ladder and they now have a chance to rest up before getting ready to go for the remainder of the season.

"We now have a 12-day break before we play again, so all our boys can freshen up and have a really good crack at the last three games," Veart added.

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