Adelaide scrape past Waitakere at the Club World Cup

Adelaide United 2 – Waitakere United 1 (Club World Cup, December 11, 2008) The Club World Cup kicked off with a dream start for the organisers as part-timers Waitakere took a shock 34th minute lead as Paul Seaman scored after a fumble from Adelaide goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic. Adelaide soon hit back, Daniel Mullen equalised with a bullet header to level the score at the break (first half highlights here), but the Aussies had to wait until seven minutes from time to seal the win when captain Travis Dodd guided home Paul Reid’s free-kick. (Second half highlights here.)