Wellington Phoenix vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores

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    Jeremy Brockie celebrates scoring for Wellington Phoenix. It appears the Phoenix's days are numbered. (Image: Peter McAlpine).

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    Wellington V Perth


    Wellington Match Completed Perth
    11 SHOTS 15
    14 FOULS 16
    4 CORNERS 4
    3 OFFSIDES 1
    48 POSSESSION 52

    Ninth-placed Wellington Phoenix will be out for their first win of the A-League season when they welcome Perth Glory to AMI Stadium, Christchurch. We’ll have live scores and updates from 3.00pm AEDT.

    Those who tipped the Phoenix to finish last this season – and there are many – will be nodding knowingly with the Nix picking up just two points in their opening four matches.

    But numbers don’t paint the entire picture, and those who have seen the yellow and black this season would know that the results probably belie the performances so far.

    Defensive lapses gift-wrapped from Wellington gift-wrapped Melbourne Victory a three-goal head start at Etihad Stadium on Monday niht before goals from Jeremy Brockie and Paul Ifill brought the visitors back into the match, and they were unlucky not to get a point in the end.

    Draws against Western Sydney and Newcastle followed a 2-1 loss in Round 1, where the Phoenix led before Brisbane stole all three points with a stoppage-time winner.

    Thanks to a scheduling change, Ernie Merrick will be able to select Ben Sigmund, Andrew Durante, Leo Bertos, Jeremy Brockie and Glen Moss before they head off for All Whites duty in Mexico, and Costa Rican Kenny Cunningham could also come back in.

    Perth make the arduous journey across to Christchurch unbeaten in their past three matches, having drawn 0-0 at Newcastle before recording consecutive 1-0 wins against Melbourne Heart and Sydney FC.

    Alastair Edwards hasn’t quite yet got his squad firing but with seven points from 12 they have the luxury of building off a solid base.

    After starting on the bench last Saturday, Shane Smeltz could come into the starting XI to lead the line with Sidnei Sciola, but Edwards will be without Daniel De Silva, who misses with an ankle injury.

    Phoenix have had the better of Glory over the years, winning 10 of 20 matches between the two including a 2-1 win at Perth back in March.

    On recent form this appears to be one for the visitors, but in front of what should be a good crowd in Christchurch the home side might sneak an upset here.

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    4' GOAL - Andrew Durante (Wellington)

    27' GOAL - Ryo Nagai (Perth)

    70' YELLOW CARD - Scott Jamieson (Perth)

    74' YELLOW CARD - Danny Vukovic (Perth)

    83' YELLOW CARD - Tyler Boyd (Wellington)

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    • 5:15pm
      Brick Tamlin of the Pants Party said | 5:15pm | ! Report

      Good point I think most teams are happy getting some kind of result over there.Still the Glory are unconvincing just seem to be abit cautious going forward apart from Sciola who doesn’t stop attacking and having a go.With Gallas slotting in at the back our defence is going to be even better than it is so our creative and attacking players should be more than confident that even if we turn the ball over the back four will mop up.

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      Chad Bennett said | 5:01pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Perth Glory

      Well, an entertaining contest that probably deserved to finish all square in the end. Wellington got off to the best of starts, but Perth ended up getting back into the half and were level by the half-hour mark. Neither side were able to get much joy out of their number nines, with both Smeltz and Huysegems being withdrawn in the second half.

      Both sides did have half-chances. Sigmund had a header graze the post of a Hernandez set piece, and at the other end both McLaren and O’Neill nearly broke the deadlock as Wellington became a little bit ragged.

      For Perth, that’s four games unbeaten as they stay in fourth spot, while Wellington draw level with sixth-placed Adelaide in fourth spot.

      That will be it from AMI Stadium today, stay tuned for action from Adelaide/Newcastle and then the Big Blue later on this evening. Thanks for following along.

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      Chad Bennett said | 4:54pm | ! Report

      90 +1′ Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Perth Glory

      Wellington getting pretty ragged here! Would be very, very cruel if they lost this in a simliar fashion to their loss against Brisbane in Round 1.

      There will be three minutes of stoppage time.

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      Chad Bennett said | 4:53pm | ! Report

      90′ Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Perth Glory

      Perth might have snuck it here. Again, they find space inside the area and O’Neill lays it off to Sciola, his shot is charged down and the Glory end up with a corner, which is delivered poorly. As soon as I said it was fizzling, it has picked right up!

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      Chad Bennett said | 4:52pm | ! Report

      89′ Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Perth Glory

      Oh great effort from Brandon O’Neill, ball bounces across the D and he hits a left-foot half-volley at the bottom corner that forces Moss to get down to his left. Great tekkas from the substitute!

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      Chad Bennett said | 4:50pm | ! Report

      88′ Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Perth Glory

      As did the first half, the second period seems to be fizzling out a little bit now, and both sides are beginning to look a little bit longer with their passes. Perth seem content to maybe take a point from this one.

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      Chad Bennett said | 4:48pm | ! Report

      85′ Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Perth Glory

      Five left on the clock now, and we’re still locked at 1-1. Ifill has tried to take on Jamieson a number of times since coming on, and Jamieson has stood tall every time.

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      Chad Bennett said | 4:44pm | ! Report

      82′ Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Perth Glory

      Third and final change now for Perth. Nagai, who is down receiving treatment – possibly for cramp – will be coming off, and Brandon O’Neill comes on in his place.

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      Chad Bennett said | 4:44pm | ! Report

      81′ Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Perth Glory

      HUGE chance for Perth. Ryan Edwards does super to cut into the Wellington half, look up and pick out the run of McLaren, who was smart in timing his run. He cuts around the advancing Moss, but from a very wide angle he blazes over the bar.

      • 4:46pm
        Brick Tamlin of the Pants Party said | 4:46pm | ! Report

        Much better from Edwards well done.

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          Chad Bennett said | 4:48pm | ! Report

          Haha, I was thinking of our earlier comment when he played the ball!

          • 5:04pm
            Brick Tamlin of the Pants Party said | 5:04pm | ! Report

            lol yeah still though a 5 second burst of creativity in 450 minutes of football is nothing to get excited about!Hopefully it gives him abit of confidence we now have seen he’s got something in his locker.

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