A late goal from Stefan Mauk wasn’t quite effort as Brisbane Roar fell to a narrow defeat against Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand.
Mauk netted his first goal in his second season for the Club, cutting the deficit in half in the 85th minute, but goals either side of the break for the home side saw the Nix take the points.
Steven Taylor nodded home from close range before Ulises Davila found the bottom corner shortly after the restart.
History was made for the Roar with 17-year-old Jordan Courtney-Perkins becoming the youngest player to ever start a game for the Club (17 years, 17 days), pipping fellow BRFC Academy graduate Izaack Powell by seven days.
The Roar return to Brisbane next weekend for just the second home game at Suncorp Stadium so far this season, hosting the Mariners next Saturday evening. Get your tickets HERE.
Wellington Phoenix – Taylor 10′ – 1-0
Steven Taylor rises highest from a short corner routine & heads home from point-blank range.
Wellington Phoenix – Davila 49′ – 2-0
Ulises Davila winds up from distance, finding the bottom corner past an outstretched hand.
Brisbane Roar – Mauk 85′ – 2-1
Stefan Mauk is the beneficiary of a pin-point low ball from Bradden Inman, cutely finishing from close range to set-up a grandstand finish.
Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Round 7: Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday, 23 November
Wellington Phoenix 2 (Taylor 10′, Davila 49′)
Brisbane Roar 1 (Mauk 85′)