Sunday, November 29, 2009

Brisbane Roar to win over Phoenix

Brisbane Roar moved from bottom place to seventh on the A-League ladder with a 4-1 win over sixth-placed Wellington Phoenix at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane this evening.

The result dropped Newcastle Jets a place to eighth after they had temporarily moved from last place to seventh earlier this afternoon after beating Sydney FC 3-1.

Adelaide United are now in last place.

Reinaldo put Brisbane ahead in the 17th minute. Charlie Miller released Tommy Oar down the left and, when Wellington keeper Reece Crowther could only parry Sergio Van Dijk’s header from the cross, the ball fell to Reinaldo, who headed home from close range.

Chris Greenacre equalised in the 26th minute, heading home Leo Bertos’s right-wing cross.

Reinaldo restored Brisbane’s lead in the 56th minute, running on to Charlie Miller’s pass and shooting home.

A minute later, Wellington went down to ten men when Manny Muscat was sent off for violent conduct.

In the 79th minute, Brisbane won a free-kick just outside the box when Miller was fouled and Van Dijk scored direct from the set-piece to make it 3-1 for the home side.

A minute into stoppage time, substitute David Dodd added the fourth from Mitch Nichols’s pass, his shot going through Crowther's legs.

The attendance was 6,307.

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