Wellington Phoenix vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

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    Wellington V Perth


    Wellington Match Completed Perth
    8 SHOTS 8
    24 FOULS 9
    5 CORNERS 4
    4 OFFSIDES 1
    46 POSSESSION 54

    It might be ninth up against tenth when Wellington Phoenix host Perth Glory this afternoon but with the A-League’s top six within touching distance there will still be plenty to play for. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 3.00pm AEDT.

    Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert might have been right when he said his team threw two points away against Newcastle last Sunday.

    Against a Jets side with a horrid record across the Tasman, the Phoenix were able to turn the contest into a dour, physically demanding contest and with a one-goal and one-man advantage they should have closed the game out.

    While the draw earned the Phoenix their first point in five matches, the mini-capitulation was indicative of a side who had forgotten how to win.

    They might only trail the sixth-placed Jets by five points but with only nine matches to play the Phoenix’s finals ambitions are looking increasingly forlorn.

    But if ever there is an occasion to turn things around it is this afternoon.

    Ian Ferguson’s Perth side have performed horribly after starting the season as one of the title favourites, but they too come into this one in a tailspin, having lost three consecutive matches.

    They boast the worst attacking record in the A-League with 18 goals from 18 matches and things won’t get any easier this afternoon with Shane Smeltz not named to travel with the team due to a hip injury.

    Let’s be realistic – neither of these sides are going to be compared to Barcelona any time soon.

    But that’s not to say we won’t see a gripping contest between two sides desperate for a result to spark their season.

    The first match of an appetising A-League Saturday triple-header, which concludes with the Melbourne derby this evening, begins at 3.00pm AEDT.

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    41' GOAL - Jeremy Brockie (Wellington)

    60' YELLOW CARD - Ben Sigmund (Wellington)

    85' YELLOW CARD - Scott Jamieson (Perth)

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    • Roar Guru

      Cappuccino said | 10:04pm | ! Report

      Perth’s season seems doomed…

      • 10:40pm
        Nathan of Perth said | 10:40pm | ! Report

        “Seems” and future-tense “doomed” makes it sound like it hasn’t already happened.

        We are borked.

    • 5:22pm
      Brick Tamlin of the Pants Party said | 5:22pm | ! Report

      Today we played with no real striker and two have left the club in the last month.The Glory brains trust strikes again.

    • 5:13pm
      Jack said | 5:13pm | ! Report

      So yes to a second team in nz or no

      • 5:25pm
        Brick Tamlin of the Pants Party said | 5:25pm | ! Report

        No another club in Oz before that,and even then not for a little while.

      • Roar Guru

        Cappuccino said | 10:03pm | ! Report

        Wollongong, Canberra and Tassie are probably ahead of Auckland. But in the long term, an emphatic yes. An all-New Zealand Derby would be great.

    • 5:00pm
      Stevo said | 5:00pm | ! Report

      Was fortunate to only watch the last 20min of this classic. It was gruelling for ME.

      • 5:14pm
        Brick Tamlin of the Pants Party said | 5:14pm | ! Report

        Try being a Glory fan,gruelling doesn’t come close to doing it justice.

        • 5:55pm
          Nathan of Perth said | 5:55pm | ! Report

          Gruelling … probably closer to soul crushing. Effectively we have had one good stretch in eight years, with some luck in a preliminary and a scrape through in the semi.

          That is across eight years, with the rest a mix of misery, muddled thinking, poor play, misfortune, corporate malfeasance, backbiting of supporters and just general rot. Club needs to get swept out from top to bottom. Actually, with players like Mehmet and vd Brink going, I wonder if there isn’t some preparation for moving the club on to new owners who want a clean deck.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:59pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: Wellington Phoenix 1-0 Perth Glory

      Wellington are off the bottom of the ladder! They’ve beaten Perth and will leapfrog the Glory onto 20 points, while the Glory are handed their fifth loss and six matches. It was never going to be a classic with 9th up against 10th but Wellington in particular were looking to create chances by passing around on the smooth Eden Park surface, and it resulted in Brockie breaking the deadlock on 41 minutes.

      So Perth continue to see their finals hopes dissipate while for Wellington, it’s back on. Two other teams involved in the scrap face off next when Newcastle host Sydney before we are treated to the game of the round, the third Melbourne derby of the regular season.

      That’s it for today. Enjoy the rest of what looks to be another engaging round of A-League football.

      • 5:07pm
        Nathan of Perth said | 5:07pm | ! Report

        Seven games, five goals for, ten against, two points picked up.


    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:55pm | ! Report

      90 +3′ Wellington Phoenix 1-0 Perth Glory

      Interesting scenes here! Perth continue to camp in the Wellington half with a free kick, and Vukovic is still up. Finally the Phoenix get control of the ball, and Cernak shoots from on the right about 40 out, but the trickling ball is turned across the face of goal and to safety.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:54pm | ! Report

      90 +2′ Wellington Phoenix 1-0 Perth Glory

      Perth corner. Muscat over and muscles the ball and the player over the line for a corner.

      Vukovic is up for it, but it is Paston who is first to the ball, punching out of the area. Wellington aren’t able to pick up and shoot from distance.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:53pm | ! Report

      90 +1′ Wellington Phoenix 1-0 Perth Glory

      It is Wellington that are able to control the ball and are in fact pressing the Glory relatively up the pitch, which is interesting given the state of the game.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:52pm | ! Report

      90′ Wellington Phoenix 1-0 Perth Glory

      And we’re into stoppage time, of which there will be four minutes.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:51pm | ! Report

      89′ Wellington Phoenix 1-0 Perth Glory

      Great chance from Ifill! Nearly bends that one into the top corner to kill the contest. He’s struggled in recent weeks but he’s been the player of influence for Wellington today, and it’s no surprise they’ve played far better as a result.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:50pm | ! Report

      88′ Wellington Phoenix 1-0 Perth Glory

      Ricki Herbert soaks further time off the block, with Tyler Boyd coming on for Jeremy Brockie.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 4:49pm | ! Report

      87′ Wellington Phoenix 1-0 Perth Glory

      Into the final throes of this one. Perth are certainly making the Phoenix work for it, but unless we see some attacking initiative we haven’t seen all afternoon from Perth, it looks like the yellow and black will be moving off the bottom of the ladder.

      • 4:53pm
        Nathan of Perth said | 4:53pm | ! Report

        Racking up a lot of passes…

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