A second-half penalty from Adam le Fondre was enough to give Sydney FC a pressure-relieving 1-0 A-League victory over Wellington in Campbelltown.
The Sky Blues' frustrating month looked set to continue on Saturday evening after failing to convert a number of clear-cut opportunities in the opening hour. However, substitute Alex Brosque made an instant impact after drawing a foul from Phoenix goalkeeper Filip Kurto in the 65th minute. And Le Fondre made no mistake from the spot, blasting over a flat-footed...
Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory played out another thrilling A-League draw, highlighted by goals from Roy Krishna and Keisuke Honda.
A pulsating game at Auckland's Eden Park on Friday couldn't find a winner, as was the case in two other memorable fixtures at AAMI Park this season.
For the third time, Wellington failed to defend a lead. It was Japanese playmaker Honda who came off the bench to slot an equalising penalty after Krishna slammed the hosts in front early in the second spell.
Former Phoenix goalkeeper Glen Moss saved an 88th minute penalty to ensure Newcastle a share of the points against Wellington in a pulsating 1-1 draw at McDonald Jones Stadium on Thursday night.
A diving Moss denied Roy Krishna with his foot after Ben Kantarovski fouled Louis Fenton at the top of the penalty area.
Wellington keeper Oliver Sail then came to the visitors' rescue when he knocked a Roy O'Donovan shot into the woodwork during four minutes of added time.
The round 18 result kept seventh-placed...