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Mebrahtu rescues Roar in draw with Phoenix


Substitute Golgol Mebrahtu's first A-League goal in eight years salvaged a 1-1 draw for Brisbane against Wellington in Newcastle on Sunday.

Mebrahtu's 86th-minute diving header from a cross by Macaulay Gillesphey at McDonald Jones Stadium, was his first domestic goal since scoring for Melbourne City in March, 2013.

Wellington looked in control for most of the first hour, going ahead with a 42nd minute goal to Israeli Tomer Hemed, who scored from just inside the area.

A point apiece does little to help the finals aspirations of either club, with Brisbane remaining seventh and Wellington in 10th.

The Roar have now gone seven games without a win, but their late equaliser denied Wellington a third win in four matches.

The Phoenix had a handball claim in added time, but the VAR cleared the incident.

Brisbane finished with 10 men as Gillesphey collected a second yellow card in added time.

Source AAP