Reds up to third
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Adelaide United secured third place in the A-League with a 2-1 win over Melbourne Victory at Adelaide Oval today.

The Reds, who had picked up just one point from their previous three matches, opened the scoring through Paul Reid in the sixth minute.

Archie Thompson levelled just after the hour when he curled a shot into the top-right corner from close range, but Adelaide skipper Travis Dodd clinched the three points for his side with 12 minutes remaining when he sent a powerful header beyond Michael Petkovic.

Victory had chances to rescue a point with Carlos Hernandez and Thompson both going close before the final whistle but Adelaide held on.