Weekly warm up: Gold Coast United v Wellington Phoenix

Skilled Park is the place to be on Sunday, as United go for Gold against travel-sick Wellington Phoenix! Be there!

Skilled Park is the place to be on Sunday, as United go for Gold against travel-sick Wellington Phoenix! Be there!

Get down to Skilled Park this Sunday afternoon for some fantastic Hyundai A-League action as United look to continue their steady improvement and pull themselves from the foot of the ladder.

And what a opportunity they have to pick up three points, as they take on a side that have had a typically rough time on their travels so far this season. Can the Gold Coast pick up a morale-boosting victory? With your support, they have every chance!

Last week, Miron Bleiberg's troops showed just what they are capable of, by fighting back to pick up an excellent draw against high-flying Melbourne Heart. Despite being 1-0 down for much of the match, they never stopped believing, and salvaged a point thanks to a moment of subtle beauty from Maceo Rigters.

His delicious touch from close range brought the scores level and sent The Beach wild! Indeed, United's recent form in front of their home fans belies their current league standing.

They are unbeaten in three games at Skilled Park and, before the fine draw against Heart, recorded an even more impressive result, with a 1-0 win against champions Roar.

Conversely, United's opponents on Sunday, Wellington Phoenix, have yet to record a win on the road in the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season. In fact, they have only secured a couple of draws on their travels, and last week even dropped rare home points against Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium. In pouring rain, it seemed they would have to settle for a disappointing goalless stalemate, but things got even worse as they conceded a stoppage time goal to defender Josh Mitchell's header. However, they head into the game boosted by the fact that captain Andrew Durante has committed his long-term future to the club. Late last week, the 29-year-old signed a new three-year deal.

The only time these sides have done battle so far in the Hyundai A-League 2011/12 season was a tight affair. Trailing 1-0 to Chris Greenacre's 17th-minute goal, United showed great spirit to grab an 88th-minute equaliser thanks to a wonder strike from that man James Brown.

With the match ending all square, it is impossible to call which way this one will go, so your support could make all the difference. Noise from the stands equals points on the ladder, so get yourself down to Skilled Park on Sunday for full-blooded Hyundai A-League action!

Will Phoenix secure the rarest of away wins, or can Gold Coast United continue their fine recent form? There has been plenty of quality entertainment on offer for United fans of late, and there is no reason why Sunday should be any different, so get down to the stadium and see what's in store this time round. It's what Sundays were made for!