2 Mar 2015

Phoenix reclaim momentum

8:28 am on 2 March 2015

The Wellington Phoenix stunned Melbourne Victory with a 3-2 away win yesterday to climb back into the A-league football's top four.

Wellington Phoenix fan

Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Phoenix came from behind twice to beat the Victory in Melbourne for the first time ever.

The Wellington based side is now fourth place on the ladder on 33 points, level with the second-placed Victory and third placed Adelaide United, who they play next.

The Phoenix had been winless in four games heading into last night's match and coach Eernie Merrick says it's good to regain their winning momentum.

The Phoenix had to get to the ground in a fleet of taxis after their bus failed to turn up but man-of-the-match Nathan Burns decided the contest with a tap-in in the 77th minute.

Midfielder Roly Bonavacia, and the All Whites defender Michael Boxall also scored for the Phoenix.

Melbourne Victory would have taken top spot by goal difference if they had beaten the Phoenix.

Perth Glory remain clear leaders on 36 points, three ahead of Melbourne, Adelaide United and the Phoenix.

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