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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Hyundai A-League 2018/19
# Club P W D L PTS
Perth Glory 22 15 6 1 51
Sydney FC 22 13 3 6 42
Melbourne Victory 22 12 5 5 41
Wellington Phoenix 22 9 7 6 34
Melbourne City FC 22 9 6 7 33
Adelaide United 22 8 7 7 31
Newcastle Jets 22 7 5 10 26
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 22 5 5 12 20
Brisbane Roar FC 22 3 6 13 15
Central Coast Mariners 22 2 4 16 10