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Gold Coast end winless run

December 16, 2011

Gold Coast United ended their six-game winless run with a 3-0 win in their bottom-of-the-table clash at Adelaide United.

Teeboy Kamara
GettyImagesTeeboy Kamara of Adelaide became the youngest player in A-League history

First-half goals from Ben Halloran and Maceo Rigters set the visitors on their way and, while defender Ante Rozic saw red on 78 minutes, Dylan Macallister confirmed a much-needed win when he ghosted behind some more lacklustre defending in injury time.

Gold Coast's win moves them a point behind the Reds, who were booed off by their home fans after they failed to score at home for a club record third consecutive match.

The hosts' only reason for cheer came with the 63rd-minute introduction of 15-year-old midfielder Teeboy Kamara, who became the youngest player to appear in the A-League.

At 15 years at 212 days Australia Under-17 international Kamara, who left Liberia with his family when he was six, beat the previous record of 16 years and 180 days held by Newcastle Jet youngster James Virgili.