5 Nov 2009

Phoenix into top six

6:23 am on 5 November 2009

The Phoenix are into the top six of football's A-League after a 3-0 win over the Newcastle Jets at in Wellington last night..

The home side's third win of the season extended its unbeaten run at home to 12 matches and the record was mainated in style.

Captain Andrew Durante and striker Costa Barbarouses were close to scoring in the first 15 minutes before Tim Brown goaled after the Jets goalie Ben Kennedy fumbled a low drive from Barbarouses.

Chris Greenacre scored the second goal 10 minutes after the break, with Paul Ifill adding the third in injury time.

The Phoenix host the fifth-placed Perth Glory on Sunday.