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Phoenix fail to rise against in-form Wanderers

Sunday March 19, 2017 by  

Buoyant from their win in Asia Western Sydney Wanderers have condemned Wellington to a disappointing 3-1 loss at Spotless Stadium on Sunday night.

With expectactions high pre-game Wellington have paid the price for a slow start as Western

Sydney laid down a significant marker in the race for the last finals spot. Read more

Phoenix and Perth play out six-goal thriller

Saturday March 4, 2017 by  

Wellington twice took a two-goal lead at QBE Stadium in front of an appreciative Auckland crowd but a high-flying Perth ensured the points were shared.

Wellington Phoenix’s co-coaches Des Buckingham and Chris Greenacre could be forgiven for being aggrieved they finished this game with just one point after their side compiled some of the best attacking passages fans have seen this season.

The home side started very brightly and twice enjoyed a two-goal buffer but Perth Glory’s never-say-die attitude saw them pull their way back into the contest, making a great spectacle for the neutrals but a nervy one for the coaches. Read more

Phoenix spirited win over Brisbane

Saturday February 25, 2017 by  

With the obituaries for Wellington’s season perhaps premature, Phoenix showed character and determination to stun Brisbane Roar on Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium.

With many quick to write off Phoenix’s finals aspirations a resolute performance from Wellington has made for an intriguing last six weeks of the season.

After a difficult week off the pitch, Wellington made the most of a full week’s preparation without travel to put in a determined performance. Read more

City return to form as Phoenix pay heavy price

Saturday February 18, 2017 by  

A horror five-minute period sees Wellington forgo early dominance as City finish clinically at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.

It’s a cruel facet of football that games turn on tiny margins, and Wellington Phoenix have paid the full penalty as Melbourne City bounce back to form in emphatic fashion.

With expected thunderstorms holding, Phoenix started brightly with Roy Krishna nearly finishing a fine flowing movement inside two minutes. Picking up the ball centrally he drew several defenders before feeding Kosta Barbarouses wide, whose well-whipped cross was tucked just wide by the flying Fijian at full stretch. Read more

Clinical Wanderers rain on New Plymouth’s parade

Saturday February 4, 2017 by  

A compact Western Sydney have punished Wellington on the counter, with a Brendon Santalab brace the difference at Yarrow Stadium on Saturday evening.

A contestable red card to Shane Smeltz ensured no way back for Wellington Phoenix in a disappointing end to their first regular season visit to Taranaki.

Having just handed the Nix a glimmer of hope from the penalty spot the veteran striker was given his marching orders following a second yellow. Read more

Phoenix succumb to Maclaren sucker-punch

Saturday January 21, 2017 by  

Wellington Phoenix have fallen just short of a memorable week for the club after Jamie Maclaren’s late goal handed Brisbane Roar all three points at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.

Just moments shy of their third clean sheet in eight days, a mistake at the back has hurt Wellington as Brisbane Roar have picked the Phoenix’s pockets with fourth place on the A-League ladder on the line.

Wellington started brightly, and in the fourth minute Roly Bonevacia’s clever ball found Kosta Barbarouses but his wicked cross evaded his Phoenix teammates. Read more

Phoenix secure a hat-trick of wins over Mariners

Saturday January 14, 2017 by  

On his return to the side after an injury layoff Michael McGlinchey scored in the opening 10 minutes to seal Wellington Phoenix a 1-0 win over Central Coast Mariners at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.

The home side began the match brightly and duly took the lead 10 minutes in when McGlinchey beat the goalkeeper at the near post with a fierce drive.

Wellington continued to attack and were unfortunate not to add to their lead, particularly in the first half, but in the end the solitary strike proved enough to give the hosts the three points and put them within touching distance of the top six. Read more

Taggart heads Perth to Glory over Wellington

Thursday January 5, 2017 by  

Adam Taggart’s fifth goal of the season ensured Perth Glory return to the winner’s circle with a come from behind 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix on a rainy Thursday night.

It was an entertaining end-to-end encounter from start to finish at nib Stadium in front of 9,210 fans, with classy goals and plenty of cards in the ‘Long Distance Derby’ victory for Perth.

Wellington was quick out of the blocks in the Round 14 encounter, as Roy Krishna opened the scoring in just the sixth minute from inside the area. Read more

Buckingham and Greenacre to take Phoenix forward

Monday January 2, 2017 by  

Des Buckingham and Chris Greenacre have been confirmed as the coaches of the Wellington Phoenix for the remainder of the 2016-17 A-League season.

The pair took the reins when Ernie Merrick resigned four weeks ago and have been in charge for four games that have seen the team unbeaten in winning one and drawing three.

On Sunday night the Phoenix fought out a scoreless draw with defending champions Adelaide United and were only denied a win by some outstanding saves from United keeper Eugene Galekovic. Read more

Phoenix denied by fine goalkeeping

Sunday January 1, 2017 by  

Wellington Phoenix created a number of good chances but were denied the three points by Eugene Galekovic’s fine performance in a scoreless draw with Adelaide United at Westpac Stadium on Sunday night.

In difficult conditions on their return to the recently re-turfed ground, the home side created a number of good openings, including an excellent opportunity for Kosta Barbarouses in the second period, but a strong performance from Reds goalkeeper Galekovic managed to keep Wellington at bay for the 90 minutes.

Phoenix were well on top from the outset and almost went in front on 10 minutes when Barbarouses picked out Roy Krishna’s well-timed run, but the Fijian striker’s header couldn’t beat Eugene Galekovic in the Adelaide goal. Read more