Adelaide United looked the more likely to score at Coopers Stadium in the first-half, Vince Lia had a great opportunity to put the Reds in front with a header, but Filip Kurto was quick to react with a good save.
Ryan Strain was terrific for Adelaide United - by far their best player all game. But a good football match showed its ugly side through a moment of complete madness when Mandi Sosa kicked Vince Lia when he was down over the ball.
VAR check and the Spaniard was sent off.
The Reds pressed in wave after wave to find the winning goal, but credit to Mark Rudan's players, they dug their heels in and defended with their lives.
The match finished goalless and both take a point from an action pack game.
Paul Izzo – 7
Did not really have much to do in the first-half. Not tested by the Nix attacking trio. Great save in the second half, made himself big from David Williams' shot. After the Nix red card, was quiet in the second-half.
Scott Galloway – 7
Solid as usual in defence, tracking back well, working hard to get forward, getting space for himself.
Michael Jakobsen – 7
Going about his business in defence. Solid and composed, working hard alongside Elsey.
Jordan Elsey – 7
Back after suspension and looked comfortable in central defence. Powerful header but straight at the keeper in the second-half.
Ryan Strain – 8
Working hard to get forward, good pace and determination. Causing a lot of problems for Wellington down the right-hand side in both halves, giving the Reds good width.