Mar 22, 2015 at 6am UK at ​Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
1-2
WellingtonWellington Phoenix
FT(HT: 1-2)
McGlinchey (20'), Burns (45')
Krishna (17')

Result: Wellington Phoenix consolidate lead at A-League summit with Brisbane Roar win

Wellington Phoenix move four points clear at the top of the A-League ladder by edging out Brisbane Roar 2-1 at the Suncorp Stadium.

Wellington Phoenix extended their lead at the top of the A-League ladder by defeating Brisbane Roar 2-1 in a match which had to be abandoned after 73 minutes.

Stormy conditions meant that the contest could no longer continue due to safety fears, although under league rules the result still stands to ensure that the Nix move four points clear at the summit.

Nathan Burns of Wellington Phoenix is congratulated by team mate Michael McGlinchey after scoring a goal during the round 22 A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and the Wellington Phoenix at Suncorp Stadium on March 22, 2015© Getty Images

Ernie Merrick's charges had to do it the hard way, though, as Andrija Kaludjerovic took just six minutes to give the home side an early lead when he kept his cool to convert at the end of a Corey Brown pass.

Having struck the crossbar through Andrew Durante's headed attempt, Phoenix continued to pile on the pressure and they were rewarded when Michael McGlinchey tapped home from close range to level things up.

Wellington, who remain unbeaten this year following a run of five wins and one draw, edged ahead prior to the half-time interval thanks to Nathan Burns's strike, which came after Roy Krishna had himself struck the post.

Andrija Kaluderovic of the Roar celebrates after scoring a goal during the round 22 A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and the Wellington Phoenix at Suncorp Stadium on March 22, 2015© Getty Images

McGlinchey saw a chance to double his personal tally pass him by on the hour mark, while Krishna dragged a shot wide of goal as the conditions inside the Suncorp Stadium worsened.

With 17 minutes left to play, officials took the decision to abandon the game due to the waterlogged pitch, meaning a first ever victory away at Brisbane for the league leaders.

Rolieny Bonevacia of the Phoenix is congratulated by team mates after scoring a goal during the round 19 A-League match between the Melbourne Victory and the Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park on March 1, 2015
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