Phoenix seal third straight win against struggling Roar

The Phoenix are well and truly flying now

Brisbane Roar have fallen to a fourth consecutive defeat as Wellington Phoenix proved too strong on home soil to claim a 4-1 victory. 

Looking for their third straight win, Wellington started the game on top and would eventually open the scoring in the 35th minute via an own goal.

A long throw-in from Tom Doyle inadvertently diverted into the Brisbane net by Roar defender Avraam Papadopoulos.

Despite spending much of the first-half on the back foot, John Aloisi's side would head into the break level after a super injury-time strike from Henrique.

Though on level terms, Brisbane were struggling to keep a spirited Nix side at bay and Wellington would pull ahead again in the 75th minute.

Article continues below

David Williams curling home a delightful strike after a positive run forward from Sarpreet Singh, who stood out throughout the match.

Just five minutes later, Jamie Young would concede a Roar penalty for a clumsy challenge with Roy Krishna converting from the spot.

An injury-time free-kick from Singh in injury-time would wrap up the contest as Wellington sealed a third consecutive victory, while Brisbane slumped to a fourth straight defeat. 

Next article:
Watford 0 Burnley 0: Wood denied winner by contentious call
Next article:
Liverpool 4 Crystal Palace 3: Salah reaches 50 thanks to Speroni shocker
Next article:
Newcastle United 3 Cardiff City 0: Schar double moves hosts out of bottom three
Next article:
Southampton 2 Everton 1: In-form Saints steer clear of trouble
Next article:
Bournemouth 2 West Ham 0: Wilson and King sink Pellegrini's men