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    Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory

    Westpac Stadium, 12 November, 2017

     
    Wellington Phoenix Full Time Perth Glory
    5 2
    18 SHOTS 11
    8 SHOTS ON GOAL 5
    10 FOULS 12
    5 CORNERS 6
    2 OFFSIDES 5

    Match result:

    Wellington have issued a firm statement to the rest of the competition that their early season form has by no means been an indicator of what they will offer as an opponent.

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    Final score
    Wellington Phoenix 5
    Perth Glory 2

    Match preview:

    Wellington Phoenix, sitting unnervingly comfortably on the bottom of the table, play host to Perth Glory, on an international weekend packed full of world cup qualifiers. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 2:30pm (AEDT).

    It’s the first of the three Distance Derbys in the 2017/18 A-League season, and for Wellington, nailed to the bottom of the ladder, if you’re going to be playing any team on an international weekend with a depleted squad due to those international duties, then this is the team to play.

    Wellington, in a singular word, were dreadful last week. Time will tell whether the Nix were truly bad, or the Jets were truly hot, but Wellington should be driven by, at the very least, pride in the jersey to come back from last weekend. Since the 31st minute mark of the Round 4 clash against Brisbane, Wellington have disappeared.

    Perth, on the other hand, should be riding high, off the back of a strong home win against a solid Adelaide team. Andy Keogh will also be feeling good, having gotten off the mark for this season with a decisive goal.

    The only positive that Wellington can hope for in this match, is the value of home field advantage in the Distance Derby, with that 4,500 km journey a huge factor in travelling for athletes. History is also against Wellington today, as they haven’t beaten Perth in over two years. In fact, Perth have won the last two fixtures in New Zealand, so even the travel issue may not be enough to help a struggling kiwi team.

    And, of course, there is that element of the pure unknown in football, as proven on Friday night with the Mariners defeating the normally unrivalled Sydney FC. Wellington will want to go into today’s game with a clear mindset, and a lot of positive energy, in the knowledge that anything is indeed possible.

    Prediction
    I’m feeling generous, and I am going to have faith that Wellington will aim to prove a few people wrong by putting in a strong performance at home, after last week.

    Yes, Perth are in better form, but I’m going to go out on a limb and place a bit of weight on the impact that a long haul flight can have on a player’s mindset. If Perth play to their ability, and can shake off the travel, it could very well be disappointment for the home crowd, but expect a fired up Wellington outfit to take out their frustrations on a well-travelled opponent.

    1-all draw.

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    9' GOAL - Xavi Torres (Perth Glory)

    13' GOAL - Dario Vidosic (Wellington Phoenix)

    16' YELLOW CARD - Chris Harold (Perth Glory)

    34' GOAL - Goran Paracki (Wellington Phoenix)

    37' YELLOW CARD - Brandon Wilson (Perth Glory)

    39' YELLOW CARD - Goran Paracki (Wellington Phoenix)

    47' YELLOW CARD - Alex Rufer (Wellington Phoenix)

    47' GOAL - Shane Lowry (Perth Glory)

    52' GOAL - Guilherme Finkler (Wellington Phoenix)

    74' GOAL (PENALTY) - Andrija Kaluderovic (Wellington Phoenix)

    87' GOAL - Andrija Kaluderovic (Wellington Phoenix)

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    • 6:17pm
      Kangajets said | 6:17pm | ! Report

      Bring in relegation immediately for the bottom 2 teams .

    • Roar Guru

      4:47pm
      Karlo Tychsen said | 4:47pm | ! Report

      Full time Wellington 5 Perth 2

      Wellington have issued a firm statement to the rest of the competition that their early season form has by no means been an indicator of what they will offer as an opponent.

      Stinging from a 3-nil shellacking last weekend, when they conceded an opening goal to Perth, it looked to be a long afternoon for the home-side.

      But Wellington were not to be dealt with easily, immediately dragging a goal back through Dario Vidosic, who played superbly, and later took the lead through Paracki, who would have been eager to make up for last round’s blunder of the year.

      Neither team seemed overly eager to build upon a resolute defence, as errors offered the main avenue to goal, perfectly summed up by Neville’s horror error that, somewhat ironically, allowed Paracki to score himself.

      The second half again saw the home team concede early, and the tight 2-all affair looked like a lot more goals were on offer.

      And further goals would prove to be the case, but entirely for the home side.

      Wellington created space and movement out wide at every instance, and the ball found its way to Finkler, who controlled the ball in the area, and nailed the shot, to give the Phoenix the lead once again.

      As has been indicative of the season theme so far, controversy was not far away, as the maligned VAR system was called upon to adjudicate whether or not Perth had conceded a penalty through a handball. The crowd bayed: VAR, VAR, VAR.

      It was determined, eventually, that Perth had indeed given away a penalty, and Kaluderovic duly slotted a pinpoint perfect penalty, to extend the home side’s lead.

      From there, Wellington appeared to be determined not to be denied, and Perth faded.

      Krishna, who in this writer’s opinion was easily man of the match, raided that left hand side with ease, and it was only justice when Kaluderovic put away a header, for the fifth, and a final nail in the away side’s coffin.

      And so the referee blew time on a game that was not exactly a classic, with other teams likely to take advantage of poor and disorganised defences of both teams, but weary that both teams can attack. However, this was very much a game you could not take your eyes off, lest you would definitely miss something.

      Perth will have a long flight home with a fair amount of introspection, as their unbeaten run against Wellington comes to a crashing halt.

      Wellington, o the other hand, should now be spurred on by a performance that offers them belief. The kiwi team will now look to make something of a season that appeared to be slipping away.

      Wellington will also move swiftly off the bottom, leaving a previously unheard of scenario of Brisbane and Melbourne propping up the rest of the competition.

    • 4:35pm
      Bazz said | 4:35pm | ! Report

      Defending from both teams was borderline park football at times.

      Entertaining, but not one for the purist.

    • Roar Rookie

      4:33pm
      Stevo said | 4:33pm | ! Report

      Ruddy hell, just saw the score. Was the Glory defence like Swiss cheese or was the Nux attack as potent as Messi ?

    • Roar Guru

      4:31pm
      Karlo Tychsen said | 4:31pm | ! Report

      95′ Wellington 5 Perth 2

      Wellington raid again, but Wilson is offside.

      Wellington have been stunning in this second half. Credit to them.

      Last minute of the game to go. We could still yet see another goal.

    • Roar Guru

      4:30pm
      Karlo Tychsen said | 4:30pm | ! Report

      93′ Wellington 5 Perth 2

      Nichols pushes Krishna to the ground, and that will be a free.

      Will we get 6?

    • Roar Guru

      4:29pm
      Karlo Tychsen said | 4:29pm | ! Report

      So, by my calculations, Brisbane will go bottom, and Victory will join them as the last remaining winless teams.

      Strange times.

    • Roar Guru

      4:28pm
      Karlo Tychsen said | 4:28pm | ! Report

      90′ Wellington 5 Perth 2

      Castro tries to dip it in, from the tightest angle, but it sails across the face. He’s been quiet in the second half, but that was a beautiful passage.

      Five minutes of stoppage time!

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