2 Oct 2010

Still no joy on the road for the Phoenix

6:20 am on 2 October 2010

The Wellington Phoenix footballers have failed to snap their losing streak in Australia, losing 3-1 at Gold Coast United on Friday night.

It didn't look like the hosts would register their first ever A-League win over the Phoenix after the two sides were level at 1-1 after nine minutes, and still locked up at 70.

The opening goal to Gold Coast's Bruce Djite was quickly followed by a penalty to Wellington's Paul Ifill.

But Djite's double at Skilled Park with an audacious flick sank the Phoenix before United substitute James Brown sealed the victory with a well placed header in the 82nd minute.