Wellington Phoenix
Brisbane Roar FC
Hyundai A-League R4
Westpac Stadium

Six-goal thriller! Brisbane Roar's gutsy comeback in Wellington

In an incredible clash, Wellington Phoenix  wasted an early 3-0 lead to eventually hang on to draw 3-3 against a brave Brisbane Roar in a classic game of two halves at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.


  • Phoenix were 3-0 up in the first 21 minutes including a contender for goal of the round from Roy Krishna. 
  • After such an entertaining opening 45 minutes, the second half was less eye-catching and more physical. 
  • Phoenix sat back  and with Roar's second goal  the visitors' confidence rose.
  • Roar's third capped off an incredible comeback from a hopeless situation. 
  • Roar finished strongest as Phoenix tried to hold on for a point, with both sides still remaining winless this season. 
Phoenix v Roar
Phoenix and Roar in action on Saturday


Kaludjerovic, Phoenix 1’: 1-0

Dario Vidosic picked out Kaludjerovic inside the box with the big striker rising highest to bury a clinical header past the despairing Theo. 

Krishna, Phoenix 18’: 2-0

Goal of the round? Wellington counter with precise movement, the long ball from McGlinchey to Krishna who sets himself and blasts a superb shot from a long way out.  What a goal. 

Kaludjerovic, Phoenix 21’: 3-0

 Krishna with a run down the right. His ball to the far post finds Kaluđjerović who scores his second goal for the match. Wellington in Wanderland! 

Maccarone, Roar 45': 3-1

A header parried by Smith in goal with the Italian on the spot for the easiest of tap ins. Game on. 

Papadopoulos, Roar 66': 3-2

Ben Khalfallah smashes a wicked free kick towards the near post, Smith parries it and Papadopoulos  reacts the quickest to guide home. 

Maccarone (pen), Roar 82': 3-3

The excellent Papadopoulos was brought down and after some theatrics from Smith, the Italian converted easily. 

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# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC 27 20 4 3 64
Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 50
Melbourne City FC 27 13 4 10 43
Melbourne Victory 27 12 5 10 41
Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 39
Brisbane Roar FC 27 10 5 12 35
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 27 8 9 10 33
Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 32
Wellington Phoenix 27 5 6 16 21
Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 20