22 Mar 2012

Phoenix to kick off finals football

8:28 am on 22 March 2012

The Wellington Phoenix will kick off the A-League football final series at Westpac Stadium on Friday March the 30th.

While their opponents won't be known till the regular season ends this weekend, the Phoenix are guaranteed a home game as they can finish no lower than fourth.

Firstly however the Wellingtonians must finish their regular season against competition leaders Central Coast Mariners at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.

While guaranteed fourth place, the Phoenix will know what they need to do to leapfrog Perth into third, with the Glory playing the Melbourne Victory on Saturday.

Should Perth lose, a draw against the Mariners would be enough to push the Phoenix above the Glory, while a Perth draw and a Wellington win would have the same outcome.