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    Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United

    Westpac Stadium, 8 October, 2017

    Wellington Phoenix Full Time Adelaide United
    1 1
    10 SHOTS 14
    15 FOULS 17
    6 CORNERS 3
    3 OFFSIDES 1

    The Wellington Phoenix host Adelaide United as both teams from outside last year’s top eight look to start well. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 3pm (AEDT).

    Both of these sides struggled last year, but the Phoenix, with a range of new players joining the club are out to secure a finals berth for the first time in three years.

    New Wellington coach Darije Kalezic wants his side to focus on retaining possession while playing attractive football this season. Furthermore, Kalezic wants to rebuild and create a fortress at home in which other teams will fear to play at.

    Skipper Andrew Durante believes the side can be a real title contender.

    On the Flip side, we have Adelaide United whose fall from grace was a surprise to everyone. From title holders to almost wooden spooners last season, Adelaide will desperately look to start their season on a high and will see an opportunity to do so.

    Adelaide coach Marco Kurz believes his side has enough experience to handle the long trip away, and with a side that already knows each other well, it could certainly be a bonus for Adelaide heading into this match.

    Wellington have a new team needing to adjust, and Adelaide’s first real competitive match will come up against a side with lots of hope and belief in themselves.

    A draw here seems likely. 2-2.

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    5' GOAL - Dario Vidosic (Wellington Phoenix)

    10' GOAL - Johan Absalonsen (Adelaide United)

    18' YELLOW CARD - Isaías Sánchez Cortés (Adelaide United)

    49' YELLOW CARD - Goran Paracki (Wellington Phoenix)

    58' YELLOW CARD - Ersan Gülüm (Adelaide United)

    94' YELLOW CARD - Daniel Mullen (Wellington Phoenix)

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    • Roar Rookie

      Grobbelaar said | 8:07pm | ! Report

      Attendance: 8,154

    • 6:34pm
      hog said | 6:34pm | ! Report

      Would have liked a first up win, but for the Nix, just as important avoiding a first up loss.

    • Roar Rookie

      Stevo said | 5:25pm | ! Report

      Well done Keenan Smith, goalie for Nux.

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 5:03pm | ! Report


      Honours even in Wellington as both sides earn a point in their first games of the new season

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 4:52pm | ! Report

      87TH MIN:

      SCORE UPDATE: 1-1

      Game looks set for a draw, neither team is looking dangerous

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 4:46pm | ! Report

      81ST MIN:

      SCORE UPDATE: 1-1

      Wellington arming corner after corner. Adelaide struggling to get the ball away

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 4:43pm | ! Report

      77TH MIN:

      SCORE UPDATE 1-1

      Smith with the save to prevent Adelaide from scoring. Game looks set for a draw

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 4:39pm | ! Report

      73RD MIN:

      SCORE UPDATE: 1-1

      Wellington starting to attack well now. Krishna getting involved now

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 4:34pm | ! Report

      68TH MIN:

      SCORE UPDATE:1-1

      Both sides struggling now to even attack. Game has slowed right down now

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 4:28pm | ! Report

      62ND MIN: Taylor Reagan comes off injured here. Big loss for Adelaide he has been superb this game

    • Roar Rookie

      Stevo said | 4:25pm | ! Report

      Ersan Gülüm – a character out of Lord of The Rings. Makes sense somehow.

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