5 Apr 2012

Perth a tough trip but Nix hopeful they've negotiated first hurdle

11:52 am on 5 April 2012

The Wellington Phoenix touch down in Perth this evening, ahead of Saturday's do or die A-League football final match against the Glory.

The Phoenix have spent the last couple of days in Sydney to lessen the impact of one of the longest road trips in world football.

Kickoff's just after 9.30pm Saturday night - the winner plays off for a place in the final against the loser of the major semi-final between Central Coast and Brisbane.

The second leg of that matchup is on Sunday evening at the Mariners' home in Gosford, with the Roar holding a 2-0 advantage from the first leg in Brisbane.