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81'
A. Kaluđerović
M. Ljujić
80'
N. Cowburn
R. McGree
67'
M. McGlinchey
S. Galloway
64'
A. Thurgate
P. Rodríguez
63'
R. Vargas
J. Champness
43'
J. Hoffman
Goal
24'
B. Kantarovski
Yellow Card
12'
M. Ljujić
Yellow Card
2
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
12
1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 4
Total Passes 395 491

Commentary

FULL TIME - Newcastle have just about confirmed a top two finish with a rare win in New Zealand to defeat Wellington 1-0. The home side had their chances but they couldn't find their touch where it mattered most. 
90' + 5' Late drama here with the ball looking to be heading in before Duncan makes the save. Krishna kicks it out of his hands and the referee spots the foul in favour of the keeper. 
90' + 5' The corner is sent into the bos before Burns gets it on quickly and wins another corner. 
90' + 5' Wellington with a very late corner. 
90' + 2' The game is momentarily stopped with Cacace feeling the effects of cramp. 
90' There will be four minutes of additional time to be played. 
90' The Jets are happy to keep possession and run down the clock. 
88' Wellington still desperately trying to find the equaliser but this Newcastle defence is determined to take all points home. 
85' Ridenton with a neat little nutmeg before shooting over. 
85' Burns and Vargas have a disagreement with the referee encouraging them both to end it. 
83' The corner is sent into the box but Fox's header takes a deflection and it's out for a corner. 
83' Cacace cuts inside but his shot takes a deflection off Jackson before hitting the side netting. 
A. Kaluđerović
M. Ljujić
Wellington Phoenix
81' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Matija Ljujić comes off for Andrija Kaluđerović.
N. Cowburn
R. McGree
Newcastle Jets
80' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Newcastle clear their bench with Riley McGree making way for Nicholas Cowburn.
78' Time is beginning to be the enemy of Wellington as well as their poor finishing. 
76' Thurgate with the chance to seal the deal for the Jets but Velaphi gets a finger tip on it and that's enough to deflect it away. 
75' Vargas plays through McGree who beats Velaphi but his shot hits the post. 
75' Wellington have played well tonight but they just haven't been able to take their chances. 
73' Burns is offside again and it's just not working out for Wellington at the moment. 
70' Petratos shoots from the edge of the box and it's a good save by Velaphi to keep him out. 
M. McGlinchey
S. Galloway
Wellington Phoenix
67' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Wellington make an attacking change with the injured Scott Galloway replaced by Michael McGlinchey.
A. Thurgate
P. Rodríguez
Newcastle Jets
64' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Patricio Rodríguez is replaced by Angus Thurgate.
R. Vargas
J. Champness
Newcastle Jets
63' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Joseph Champness makes way for the return of Ronald Vargas and this is one of the best feel good moments of the season with Vargas injured since Round 3. 
61' Singh shoots from outside the box but he's off target. The chances continue to mount for Wellington. 
58' Krishna is put through by Singh one on one on Duncan and he shoots wide. He really should have scored there too.
56' The crowd begin to show their frustration with Krishna caught offside once again. 
55' Ljujic hits it from outside the box but it just misses. A case of so close yet so far for the Phoenix. 
53' Wellington have the corner and it's taken by Ljujic who looks for Cacace at the far post and he is unable to get onto it. 
51' Krishna with a great run down the left sets up Burns with a sitter but he misses badly. That was an easy a chance as he will get to open his account on his second stint in Wellington. 
48' The assistant referees have been very busy tonight with Krishna offside once again. 
48' Petratos shoots from range but Velaphi makes a good save. 
47' Krishna shoots around the corner but it's an easy save for Duncan. 
45'  The second half is underway.
HALF TIME - Wellington made most of the play but somehow they find themselves 1-0 behind at half-time. There is no substitute for class and taking your chances and that's two areas where Wellington are falling short at the moment. We will be back after the break. 
45' + 3' The corner is not so threatening and that will be the last act of the first half.
45' + 2' Another dangerous moment for the Jets with the cross sent into the box and off the head of Cacace with the ball out for a corner. 
45' + 1' We are into the first of two minutes of stoppage time. 
J. Hoffman
Goal
Newcastle Jets
43' GOAL JETS - Hoffman runs into the box and the ball comes back to him. His shot is charged down and it comes back to him again! This time he is lethal with the finish! Velaphi gets a hand onto it but he can't keep it out. Newcastle leads 1-0. 
41' Paracki delivers into the box but Topor-Stanley heads it clear. 
40' Some nervous moments in the Wellington penalty box but Galloway is cool in the crisis with the clearance. 
38' The bottom placed Wellington continue to dish it up to the second placed Newcastle with Burns and Singh looking dangerous. 
35' The free kick is a non event with the ball straight to Duncan. 
34' There's a free kick paid to Wellington with Jackson forced to come off the field with blood streaming down his face.
31' The repeat corner is headed behind off Kantarovski for a goal kick. 
31' From the corner the ball falls to the feet of Jackson who turns it over the bar after a deflection. 
30' Champness with a chance for Newcastle but Duncan makes the save. 
29' Once again another offside call with Burns caught out this time.
28' Another Wellington attack is ended with an offside call with the Newcastle defence playing a high line. 
B. Kantarovski
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
24' YELLOW CARD - Ben Kantarovski is booked for a desperate lunging tackle from behind in the centre of the pitch. 
23' Singh looks to the far post for Burns but it's agonisingly close once again with Burns unable to get onto the end of it. 
21' Petratos squares the ball up looking for Champness but he can't get onto the end of it.
18' It's a very open game at the moment with both sides getting their opportunities to attack. 
16' Burns is onside and lays it across to Singh but he's unable to make any meaningful connection to effect the shot. 
14' Tando Velaphi hasn't had much to do thus far. 
12' Another offside call against Wellington and this time it's against Singh. 
M. Ljujić
Yellow Card
Wellington Phoenix
12' YELLOW CARD - Ljujic has been shown the yellow card for following through with the tackle. 
11' Petratos sends the cross in but it's too close to Velaphi and the keeper claims it. 
9' It has been an open start to the match. 
7' Burns gets away and shoots from the edge of the box but it takes a deflection and it's an easy save for Duncan. 
6' Wellington push forward but Krishna is found to be offside. 
3' The Jets will be excited to see Vargas continue his recovery to be named on the bench tonight. He will only strengthen their side further. 
1' We are off and underway. 
Newcastle (4-4-2): Duncan (GK); Hoffman, Jackson, Topor-Stanley (c), Georgievski; Petratos, Ugarkovic, Kantarovski, McGree; Champness, Rodriguez. Subs: Moss (GK), Vargas, Shabow, Cowburn, Thurgate. 
Wellington (5-3-2): Velaphi (GK); Galloway, Fox, Paracki, Cacace, Doyle; Ridenton, Singh, Ljujic; Krishna (c), Burns. Subs: Italiano (GK), Kaluderovic, McGlinchey, Parkhouse, Rufer. 
Time to check out the line ups.
On paper this match appears to be a mis-match with Newcastle clear in second position and Wellington on the bottom of the table. 
Good afternoon and welcome to QBE Stadium for Wellington v Newcastle. 
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