Goal keeper from Coast sent off in A-League match

SENT OFF: Wanderers goal keeper Jerrad Tyson is given a red card by referee Chris Griffith-Jones.
SENT OFF: Wanderers goal keeper Jerrad Tyson is given a red card by referee Chris Griffith-Jones. DEAN LEWINS

FOOTBALL: Jerrad Tyson's incident-packed return to the A-League continued on Saturday night, when the Sunshine Coast product was sensationally sent off.

In his third game back after almost three years out of the competition, the 27-year-old Western Sydney keeper was shown a red card for bringing down Central Coast's Trent Buhagiar at Gosford.

It came a week after he was penalised for an overzealous challenge on Jamie Maclaren.

This time around, his team was leading 3-1 when Buhagiar rushed on to a through-ball, Tyson ran out of the box and collided with his opponent.

The Wanderers played with 10 men for the last 30 minutes and even added a goal to their tally to break a six-game winless streak.

"A great win away from home and three points to finally reward our great play,” Tyson said on social media after the round nine encounter.

"Fans were massive in the stands and made it a home game for us.”

He also replied to an in play-comment from his club which said: "Red Card. Jerrad Tyson sent off for denying a goal scoring opportunity.”

He responded by saying” "isn't that my job? #decentsave” but the post has seemingly since been deleted.

Tyson has conceded three goals in his three-game comeback, after getting a long-awaited recall to the big stage.

A former Maroochydore player, he initially broke into the A-League ranks with a string of showings for Gold Coast United.

The club folded and he spent the next couple of seasons as back-up keeper for the Wanderers, making one appearance on the domestic stage.

A stint in Hong Kong with Sun Pegasus was followed by a year at Perth Glory, where he was also back-up.

But now he's again at the Wanderers where he has shown plenty of promise, making some solid saves.

He replaced Andrew Redmayne as the starting custodian after the side had conceded 13 goals in its first six outings.

Topics:  a-league central coast mariners jerrad tyson western sydney wanderers

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