5 Sep 2009

Wellington Phoenix want to score first

4:07 pm on 5 September 2009

The Wellington Phoenix will look to gain an early lead against Adelaide United tonight, after having some trouble getting off the mark in this year's A-League football championship.

The Phoenix have yet to score first and are getting used to playing catch-up after conceding early goals in all but one of therir opening four matches.

Coach Ricki Herbert says the players will look to focus on their individual areas and make the most of their home advantage.

Rickin Herbert is confident his 7th-placed team can at least hold on for a draw, but with the Phoenix just one place ahead of Adelaide , neither side will be taking the match lightly.

The game will kick off tonight at 7.35pm in Wellington.