28 Dec 2010

Phoenix come back for late draw with Fury in the wet

10:21 am on 28 December 2010

The Wellington Phoenix came back to snatch a late 1-1 draw with the North Queensland Fury in Australian football's A-League in Townsville on Monday night.

Despite free entry just 5,107 fans braved the rain to see North Queensland lead for the majority of the game thanks to a Chris Payne goal in the 12th minute.

But Wellington's Dylan Macallister grabbed the equaliser in the 76th minute to lift his side one place on the ladder to seventh, a point out of the playoff places.

The Fury remain wedged in 10th.

In the night's other game the Melbourne Victory beat visitors Newcastle 2-1, the win over the Jets propelling the hosts into fifth place.