Wellington Phoenix led twice but ultimately got no points from their trip to Queensland after a late free kick from Tom Oar snatched all three points for the home side at the death.
An early own goal from Devere gave the ‘Nix an unlikely lead and the Roar dominated before eventually equalising after a great Van Dijk free kick rebounded to McKay who tapped in. The ‘Nix found themselves ahead again straight after the restart, fine work from Bertos set up Hearfield to score a nice header, but they immediately conceded softly.
Queensland’s pressing paid off in injury time, as Durante picked up his second yellow to get his marching orders, and as they had after his first booking, the Roar made the most of the free kick, with Tom Oar lashing the free kick home.
A blow to Ricki Herbert’s sides’ playoff hopes but all is not lost. Check out my post-match analysis to find out where I think it went wrong for them and how they need to tighten up to challenge for those coveted top four positions.