Ftsf the Nix

Sunday News - - FOOTBALL -

Two min­utes af­ter his goal, Lju­jic could have writ­ten him­self into Phoenix folk­lore. Jan­je­tovic played sweeper-keeper in all the wrong ways, head­ing a ball straight to the Ser­bian, but his vol­ley from near the right touch­line sliced wide and out for a goal-kick.

The Phoenix con­tin­ued to be the bet­ter side there­after and looked more likely to get a win­ner.

Their cause was helped three min­utes from time when Wan­der­ers cen­tre back Bren­dan Hamill was sent off for a sec­ond book­able of­fence.

Matthew Ri­den­ton could also have won it for the Phoenix in GETTY IMAGES in­jury time as he rushed through one-on-one, but he looked in­de­ci­sive in front of goal with sup­port loom­ing and his shot was com­fort­ably saved.

The point means the Phoenix re­main last. Welling­ton Phoenix 1 (M Lju­jic 75’) Syd­ney Wan­der­ers 1 (B San­ta­lab 28’) . HT: 0-1.

Phoenix mid­fielder Michael McGlinchey tries a shot against Western Syd­ney last night.

Alexan­dre La­cazette

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