28 Dec 2012

Phoenix show real heart with fightback win

10:39 am on 28 December 2012

Wellington's Phoenix football team showed fighting spirit to claw their way back to beat the Melbourne Heart 3-2 in A-League match on Thursday.

The Phoenix were 2-nil down after just 16 minutes with captain Andrew Durante inadvertantly scoring an own goal.

But young striker Louis Fenton got one back at 21 minutes and All White Jeremy Brockie scored twice in the second half to secure the win at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

The victory has moved the Phoenix up two places to sixth, though other teams below them are still to play this week.