Dec 14, 2013 at 4.30am UK at ​Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
WellingtonWellington Phoenix
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Hernandez (48' pen.)
Sigmund (14'), Durante (18'), Brockie (45'), Riera (66')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Smith (37'), Franjic (74')
Berisha (33')

Result: Leaders Brisbane Roar edge past Wellington Phoenix

Brisbane Roar extend their lead at the top of the A-League table by recording a 2-1 victory away at Wellington Phoenix.

Brisbane Roar have recorded a 2-1 victory over Wellington Phoenix to extend their lead at the top of the A-League table to eight points.

Ivan Franjic of Brisbane celebrates his goal with team mates Luke Brattan and Jack Hingert during the round 10 A-League Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar football match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on December 14, 2013© Getty Images

Defender Ivan Franjic netted the decisive goal with 16 minutes remaining, which also ensured that Wellington remained in ninth position in the standings.

After an even opening 30 minutes, Matt Smith gave the visitors the lead when he got the better of Ben Sigmund to finish from close range.

However, the home side responded shortly after the break when Carlos Hernandez dispatched a penalty after Kenny Cunningham had been fouled in the penalty area.

Brisbane's Besart Berisha missed his own opportunity from the spot midway through the second half when his 12-yard effort was saved by Glen Moss.

However, eight minutes later, Franjic netted to win the match for Roar after cutting inside his defender before finding the top corner from 20 yards.

Matthew Smith and Liam Miller of the Roar celebrate a goal during the round two A-League match between Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC at Suncorp Stadium on October 19, 2013
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