Melbourne Heart 2-2 Wellington Phoenix: Merrick keeps with pacy front two even after red card

Wellington twice took the lead, but were twice pegged back by the Heart. Teams John Van’t Schip made one change from last week’s loss to Newcastle, as Harry Kewell returned to the starting line-up for the first time since the start of February, meaning David Williams shifted wide left in the 4-3-3. Ernie Merrick kept […]

Central Coast Mariners 1-4 Wellington Phoenix: midfield tweaks give Phoenix control

Wellington scored four unanswered goals to come from behind and eventually thrash the Mariners. Teams Phil Moss made a number of changes to the side that were defeated seven days earlier against Adelaide, with Mitch Duke and John Hutchinson returning upfront and in centre midfield respectively, and Matt Sim and Kim Seung-Yong both making their […]

Melbourne Heart 0-1 Wellington Phoenix: Mifsud gets in behind, but Heart struggle to convert chances

The Phoenix scraped a second win of the season in a clash between the league’s bottom two sides. Teams John Aloisi made one change from last week’s derby against the Victory, with Patric Gerhardt replacing the suspended Patrick Kisnorbo. Ernie Merrick is without Paul Ifil long-term after the forward’s nasty Achilles injury, so Jeremy Brockie […]