8 Mar 2010

Jets coach shattered after loss to Phoenix

11:20 am on 8 March 2010

The Wellington Phoenix are off to Sydney this week for the A-league preliminary final after thrilling a record crowd in their last home game of the season

with a 3-1 extra time win last night over the Newcastle Jets.

Newcastle opened the scoring, but after conceding extra time goals to Paul Ifill and Eugene Dadi, the Jets coach Branko Culina couldn't hide his disappointment.

Melbourne beat Sydney 3-2 in extra time last night to win their two-leg major semi-final 4-3 on aggregate.