16 Jan 2012

First offshore win for Phoenix

9:40 am on 16 January 2012

The Wellington Phoenix ended an 11-month drought by with their first away win in the A-League this season with a 1-0 victory over Gold Coast on Sunday.

Tim Brown scored in the 88th minute to keep the Phoenix fourth on the table.

They are now 1 point behind Melbourne Heart.

The ABC reports the win was the side's first victory in Australia since 5 February, 2011, in Adelaide, something their coach Ricki Herbert admitted to being relieved about.

''It gets that little monkey off your back,'' he said.

The Phoenix are in Newcastle next weekend.