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Feb 22, 2015 at 4am UK at Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
WellingtonWellington Phoenix
2-2
Newcastle JetsNewcastle Jets
Krishna (68'), Hicks (94')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Muscat (12' og.), Neville (18')
Kantarovski (87')

Result: Late Jason Hicks strike earns Wellington Phoenix point

Jason Hicks scores in the dying seconds of the match to earn the Wellington Phoenix a 2-2 draw in their A-League match against the Newcastle Jets.

A stoppage-time equaliser from Jason Hicks earned the Wellington Phoenix a 2-2 draw against the Newcastle Jets in their A-League clash.

The visitors took the lead in fortuitous circumstances on 12 minutes when Manny Muscat headed Ki-Je Lee's corner into teammate Roly Bonevacia, and the midfielder was powerless to watch the ball roll into his own net.

Jason Hicks of the Phoenix celebrates with teammate Albert Riera after scoring a goal during the round 18 A-League match between Wellington Phoenix and Newcastle Jets at Hutt Recreation Ground on February 22, 2015© Getty Images

Newcastle doubled their lead minutes later as Scott Neville rose highest in the penalty area to head Andrew Hoole's corner past Glen Moss.

The Phoenix had an opportunity to get back into the game before the break when Roy Krishna was brought down just outside the box. Bonevacia took the set piece but he could only find the side-netting with his right-footed strike.

In the second half, Wellington did manage to get a goal back as Ben Sigmund raided down the right flank and cut the ball back into the middle. It evaded everyone bar Krishna, who turned it into the net.

With time running out in the game, the home side were given encouragement when the Jets were reduced to 10 men as Benjamin Kantarovski was sent off for his second bookable offence.

The Phoenix made Kantarovski pay in the dying seconds of the game when Nathan Burns was fouled outside the area, allowing Hicks to fire a free kick into the top corner past Ben Kennedy and earn his side a point.

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Louis Fenton of the Phoenix wins a header over Iain Ramsay of Melbourne City during the round 17 A-League match between Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City FC at the Hutt Recreation Ground on February 14, 2015
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