Dario Vidosic was on target in Adelaide United's 3-1 pre-season trial win over a South Australia State Select Team at Burton Park on Wednesday night.
The only sour point for the fans on hand was the late withdrawal of Argentine signing Marcelo Carrusca with a slight calf problem, from what would have been his club debut.
Sergio van Dijk, Bruce Djite and Zenon Caravella also looked on from the stands although the Reds did field a strong line-up as they ramp up preparations for the AFC Champions League Quarter Final first leg meeting with Bunyodkor on 19 September.
After a scoreless first half, Vidosic scored the opener on 49 minutes with a clinical finish.
The lead lasted eight minutes, with Tom Dittmar getting the goal for the SA State Select Team.
Adelaide restored its lead on 85 minutes courtesy of an own goal before defender Antony Golec sealed the result in the dying stages from a corner..
Adelaide United starting line-up: Eugene Galekovic (gk), Nigel Boogaard, Jon McKain, Cassio, Dario Vidosic, Daniel Bowles, Iain Ramsay, Fabian Barbiero, Iain Fyfe, Evan Kostopoulos, Jake Barker-Daish.
Substitutes: Osama Malik, Fabio Ferriera, Antony Golec, Cameron Watson, Paul Izzo (gk).
John Kosmina's side next faces Melbourne Heart at Epping Stadium in Melbourne on Tuesday 21 August before a hit-out against Melbourne Victory at Aurora Stadium in Launceston on Friday 24 August.
Borussia Dortmund's Mustafa Amini is among a 26-man Australia U-20 squad selected for a European training camp this month that will include internationals against Netherlands and Germany.