Shinji Ono scored one and created one in a scrappy derby.
Nick Fitzgerald’s second minute goal was enough to separate the two sides.
A goalless stalemate suited the dour nature of this match.
Ernie Merrick’s early change helped the Phoenix gain a point after being overrun in the opening minutes.
Melbourne Victory came from behind in a thrilling 2-2 draw.
Despite finishing with nine men, Adelaide’s two goal cushion was enough for an opening round win.
The Melbourne derby fizzled out to a goalless stalemate.
Two of Australia’s most exciting young strikers scored to give their sides a point apiece.
The first game of the new season finished as a comfortable win for the home side.
The main story in Wellington last season was all about Gareth Morgan’s bizarre mid-season decision that “the style of football will be determined by the club, not by the coach,” which was a fair enough call.