15 Dec 2011

Phoenix win over defending champions comes at a cost

6:51 pm on 15 December 2011

The Wellington Phoenix may have enjoyed a two nil win over the defending Australian A League football champions and competition leaders Brisbane in Dunedin last night but its comes at a cost.

Striker Paul Ifill put the Phoenix in front after half an hour and in doing so became the club's leading all time goal scorer with 22 putting him one ahead of Shane Smeltz.

Nick Ward scored the second inside the last ten minutes.

However Ifill, who's only recently returned from injury limped off late in the game and is unlikely to play in this weekend's match against the Melbourne Victory.

The win moves the Phoenix to fourth on the A League table while its the third straight loss for Brisbane.