Roy Krishna completed a hat trick to hand Wellington a last-gasp 3-2 win over Melbourne City and keep alive their hopes of hosting an A-League home final.
Krishna tucked home the winner from a goalmouth scramble in the 94th minute to cap a thrilling contest on Sunday in Wellington which the visitors had mostly dominated.
Riley McGree scored twice for City, both times cancelling out Krishna strikes, but the home team held firm to cement fifth place and line up a shot at a fourth-placed finish in...
Mark Rudan wants to coach in the A-League next season but insists he won't sign any contract until he farewells the Wellington Phoenix.
An emotional Rudan delivered a lengthy explanation for his departure from the Kiwi club at a media conference on Wednesday, apologising multiple times to supporters he feels he has let down after cutting a two-year deal in half.
The 43-year-old said he would understand if fans are "angered," particularly with the way speculation had mounted during the second half...
Wellington Phoenix coach Mark Rudan has confirmed he will end his successful stint at the club at the end of the A-League season, saying he is putting his family first.
Rudan is expected to return to Australia and there has been speculation he could take the coaching reins at one of the two clubs set to join the A-League in the next two seasons.
In his debut season as an A-League coach, Rudan has guided the previously-struggling Phoenix into the finals series for the first time since 2015.
A double to Eric Beautheac steered the Brisbane Roar to a shock 2-1 A-League win over Wellington at Suncorp Stadium and completed a miserable week for the visitors.
The youthful home side ended a four-match losing streak with a bright counter-attacking display on Friday, with French winger Beautheac bagging his brace late in the first half.
The surprise result means the ninth-placed Roar will avoid the wooden spoon, which is guaranteed to go to Central Coast for a second straight season.