Wellington Phoenix struggle to see off Olympic

22:53, Jul 15 2014
Jeremy Brockie
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.

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.

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