Wellington Phoenix vs Perth Glory

Current Score

  • Wellington Phoenix 1
  • Perth Glory 0

Match Profile

Goal Scorers
  • J. Brockie
    • 42minutes
Goal Scorers
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 1
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 0
4 Feb 2013 - 12:07pm

Perth Glory hits rock bottom

  • Challenge ... Perth's Steven McGarry, left, tries to bring the ball under control while being challenged by Isaka Cernak (Getty Images)
Wellington Phoenix climbed off the bottom of the A-League table with a narrow 1-0 victory over hapless Perth Glory in Auckland on Saturday.
2 Feb 2013 - 1:26 PM  UPDATED 4 Feb 2013 - 12:07 PM

A first-half Jeremy Brockie goal was enough to give Phoenix its first win of 2013 and drop Glory to last place.

After a cagey start by both sides at Eden Park on Saturday, it was Perth who created the first real opening.

A superb through ball from former Phoenix midfielder Nick Ward put Chris Harold clear.

The 20-year-old found himself one-on-one with goalkeeper Mark Paston but, under heavy pressure from the chasing Manny Muscat, he poked his shot wide.

Phoenix responded with two half-chances, with Stein Huysegems and Brockie both turning crosses past the post.

Brockie finally broke the deadlock in the 41st minute as he grabbed his 11th goal of the season.

After an elusive run by recruit Isaka Cernak, the ball went wide to Paul Ifill, whose cross was headed home at the far post by a diving Brockie.

The contest began to open up in the second half and Adrian Zahra came close to equalising for Perth, firing his shot straight at Paston.

Glory picked up the pace in the last quarter and substitute Ryo Nagai headed wide in the 79th minute.

Phoenix defender Ben Sigmund then pulled off a well-timed challenge to deny Harold a close-range shot at goal.

The home side did almost double the lead late on, with Ifill curling an effort just wide, but then had to overcome some further Perth pressure.

The match produced one setback for Phoenix, with Sigmund picking up another yellow card for a rash challenge on Harold, making him unavailable for the away match against leader Central Coast on Thursday.

Match Commentary

minute code event
88 SI Substitute in T. Boyd of Wellington Phoenix
88 SO Substitute out J. Brockie of Wellington Phoenix
86 SI Substitute in D. Heffernan of Perth Glory
86 SO Substitute out S. Jamieson of Perth Glory
85 YC Yellow card awarded to S. Jamieson of Perth Glory
75 SI Substitute in Dani Sanchez of Wellington Phoenix
75 SO Substitute out L. Bertos of Wellington Phoenix
71 SI Substitute in S. Pantelidis of Perth Glory
71 SO Substitute out N. Ward of Perth Glory
62 SI Substitute in R. Nagai of Perth Glory
62 SO Substitute out A. Zahra of Perth Glory
62 SI Substitute in L. Fenton of Wellington Phoenix
62 SO Substitute out S. Huysegems of Wellington Phoenix
60 YC Yellow card awarded to B. Sigmund of Wellington Phoenix
42 G GOAL (Wellington Phoenix): Scored by J. Brockie

Match Statistics

Wellington PhoenixWEL

Perth GloryPER