Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Jets crash land in Wellington

Wellington Phoenix moved up to sixth place on the A-League ladder with a 3-0 win over Newcastle Jets in Wellington this evening.

The Jets are in last place on goal-difference and coach Branko Culina’s problems increase as a result of this latest defeat.

Phoenix led 1-0 at the break after an error by Newcastle goalkeeper Ben Kennedy allowed Tim Brown to score from close range in the 27th minute.

Chris Greenacre made it 2-0 in the 55th minute after a brilliant attack by the home side.

Greenacre had a penalty saved by Kennedy in the 81st minute, but Paul Ifill netted Phoenix’s third goal a minute into stoppage time.

Kennedy more than atoned for his error that led to the first goal and he made several crucial saves that prevented Wellington from doubling the score-line.

The attendance on a cool and very windy Wellington evening was 4,100.

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Clarence United have re-appointed Andrew Brown as their senior coach for the 2010 Premier League season.

Ronnie Bolton will again coach Clarence’s Women’s Premier League side, while Franco Previdi has again been appointed to the position of director of coaching.

Kingborough Lions United will announce their coaching positions early next week, but reliable sources indicate that the club’s Premier League side may be under the care of a coaching panel.

This would probably include last season’s coach, Geoff Freeman, together with Tim Dale and Warren Iles.

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Hobart United’s AGM will be held at the Pontville Oval on 15 November at 2pm.

Several committee members have decided to relinquish their posts and the future of the club rests in the hands of those willing to nominate and stand for positions.


Anonymous said...

if Hobart United fold, prehaps the FFT development Side would take up that slot in Division 1

jerrie kruijver said...

did anyone get relegated to div 2 from div 1?does the premier from div 2 go to div 1?

Unknown said...

no promotion or relegation from DIV1

only criteria, cannot be in Premier League, must have reserves and U19s squads and qualified coaches

Then again next season who knows what the rules will be

simo said...

One a separate note, while watching the champions league i noticed the players from Inter Milan and Barcelona were wearing leg tights, from experience this is banned down here why is that the case?