24 Jan 2011

Phoenix beat Perth Glory in 4-0 romp

5:57 am on 24 January 2011

The Wellington Phoenix have won their crunch A-League football match against Perth Glory 4-0 in the capital.

The scoring was opened with an own goal from the Glory goalkeeper Tando Velaphi after 10 minutes, the Australian stopper accidentally punching the ball into the net under pressure from Phoenix midfielder Nick Ward after a shot bounced off the crossbar.

A 48th minute deflected free-kick from Dylan MacAllister and Vince Lia scored a goal from open play with half an hour remaining.

Striker Chris Greenacre finished from close range in the 90th minute to seal the points.

The win raises the Phoenix's goal difference to -2 and sees them move up to seventh on the ladder.