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Mar 7, 2015 at 3am UK at Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
WellingtonWellington Phoenix
Adelaide UnitedAdelaide United
Griffiths (79'), Burns (82')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Two late goals see Wellington Phoenix go top of the league

Wellington Phoenix temporarily go top of the A-League, after two late goals from Nathan Burns and Joel Griffiths see them overcome Adelaide United.

Wellington Phoenix have risen to the top of the A-League, after they scored two late goals to overcome Adelaide United.

Nathan Burns and substitute Joel Griffiths added their names to the scoresheet with just 10 minutes remaining to put Wellington level on points with Perth Glory, who play later today.

Andrew Durante and Vince Lia of the Phoenix congratulate teammate Nathan Burns on his goal during the round 20 A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United at Hutt Recreation Ground on March 7, 2015© Getty Images

After a goalless 75 minutes, the home side always looked liked making the breakthrough but struggled to convert any of the chances from inside the Adelaide box.

However, the game started to open up with 15 minutes left and it was substitute Griffiths who broke the deadlock, after some neat wing play from Louis Fenton found the forward inside the six-yard box for him to put it past Eugene Galekovic in the United net.

Burns then doubled Wellington's lead two minutes later and wrapped up all three points, after a smart set piece found the striker all alone in the box with only the keeper to beat.

The result sees Phoenix temporarily go top, whereas Adelaide fall further down the table to fifth, despite being only three points off the leaders.

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