Brisbane out for points in Wellington

Brisbane Roar is looking to pick up points in their match-up against Wellington Phoenix this Saturday in the Liberty A-League in a bid to reach a top four finals spot with five rounds remaining.  

Brisbane is undefeated in their two previous meetings against Wellington Phoenix, picking up a 3-2 win and 3-3 draw in the competition thus far.

However, Wellington picked up a 5-0 win over Canberra United in their most recent match at Wellington Regional Stadium and are undefeated in their last two games at the venue.  

The Roar sit in seventh place with Wellington currently coming last so Brisbane will look to capitalise on the opportunity to come away with three points.  

Hollie Palmer has created 30 scoring chances during this Liberty A-League campaign, the second-most of any player in the competition behind only Sydney FC’s Mackenzie Hawkesby.  

Their last meeting resulted in a 3-3 draw at A.J. Kelly Park in a match where Brisbane had the upper hand early on with a strong start, but Wellington made a comeback after consecutive stellar goals.  

Shea Connors put the Roar on the scoreboard first after beating Phoenix defender Mackenzie Barry and sending a strong shot into the bottom left corner in the 14th minute. 

After a dangerous tackle on Shea Connors just outside the 18-yard box, Kate Taylor received a red card and left the Phoenix down a player.  

The free kick that followed saw Katrina Gorry strike the ball to the left of the keeper for it to be just out of Brianna Edwards’ reach, putting Brisbane up 2-0 in the 28th minute.  

Wellington responded soon after with Makayla Foster hitting a free kick from long-range into the goal at the near post, to enter the half time break at 2-1.  

The Phoenix entered the second half with high intensity after trailing behind at the start of the match. 

The 66th minute saw Grace Wisnewski pass through to Emily Clegg who sent it to the far post to level the score line.  

Moments later, Wisnewski found the ball outside of the 18-yard box and took a shot from long range to the bottom left corner to put it past goalkeeper Hensley Hancuff, taking the lead 3-2 in an outstanding comeback. 

Just as the match was coming to a close, the Roar’s Larissa Crummer chipped the ball over the keeper from just outside the goal box in the 86th minute to share the points with a 3-3 draw.  

Tune in at 2:40pm AEST on Paramount+ and 10Play to watch the Saturday afternoon contest at Wellington Regional Stadium.