Wellington Phoenix struggle to see off Olympic

Last updated 23:45 15/07/2014
Jeremy Brockie
Getty Images
PRE-SEASON WIN: Jeremy Brockie sealed the Wellington Phoenix's 2-0 win over Wellington Olympic from the penalty spot after Hamish Watson's strike earlier.

Relevant offers

The Wellington Phoenix have continued their unbeaten pre-season, but they were made to work hard for a 2-0 win against Central League club Wellington Olympic at Petone Memorial Park tonight.

The Phoenix were not able to break the stalemate until the 75th minute, through uncontracted striker Hamish Watson.

Watson scored from the rebound after Kenny Cunningham's shot was saved following a Jeremy Brockie cross.

Brockie then sealed the result three minutes later from the penalty spot after right back Louis Fenton was brought down in the box.

The Phoenix are now four-from-four in the pre-season, following wins over Miramar Rangers (5-0), Upper Hutt City (4-0) and Petone (3-0).

New signing Nathan Burns made his Phoenix debut, with the former Socceroo playing 30 minutes before being subbed off.

The Phoenix now turn their attention to next week's Football United Tour, with games against West Ham United in Auckland on July 23 and Newcastle United in Wellington on July 26.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Testing drugs on animals is:

Criminal and should never be allowed.

Absolutely fine; humans rule the world.

OK - but only to fight most serious diseases

Not sure.

Vote Result

Related story: Animal tests 'key' to brain disease cures

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Family Notices
Deaths - dom

Death Notices

View obituaries from around the region.

Celebrations - Dom

Celebrations

View marriage and birth notices from around the region.

Follow us
DPT SM ICONS

Contact us Dominion

• Reporters: News, Business, Sport, Features
• Newsroom 0800 366 7678
• Website ideas:
Email or tweet us
• Place an ad: Email or call 04 474 0000
• Subscribe: Email or call 0800 50 50 90
• No paper: Call 0800 50 50 90
Start or stop your paper
• View the Digital Edition
• Make dompost.co.nz your homepage