25 Nov 2010

Phoenix lift their game to beat Melbourne Heart

5:51 am on 25 November 2010

The Wellington Phoenix returned to the winner's circle with an overdue 2-nil win at home last night over Melbourne Heart.

The Phoenix overturned a run of four losses in their past five matches, with Paul Ifill scoring both goals in an action-packed 11-minute period of the second half.

The league leaders Brisbane Roar struggled to beat battlers Perth Glory 3-2 at Suncorp stadium - a significant result though as they equalled Adelaide united's A-league record of 13 straight games unbeaten.

The Roar extended their lead to six points, though they've played two more games than second-placed Adelaide and four more games than Gold Coast United who are 10 points adrift in third place.

The fourth placed Central Coast Mariners drew 1-all last night with the Newcastle Jets.