Kiwi records are tumbling

Roy Krishna's had a phenomenal season at the Nix but with the star Fijian (now also a naturalised Kiwi - watch those visa spots) off-contract at the end of this season you can see that he's saving the best for last.

Krishna's stunning hat-trick not only won the match, it makes 18 for the season, the all-time highest season tally for a Wellington Phoenix striker by some margin.

His venemous partnership with David Williams has guided Phoenix into the finals and while the Mark Rudans off this world can come and go, if the Nix are to continue rising from the ashes, Krishna must remain.

McGree proving a point

Last season's wunderkind shot to fame around the world at the backend of Newcastle Jets' sensational campaign, eventually resulting in a loan move to the A-League's resident youth factory, Melbourne City.

But the star midfielder has found opportunities harder to come by in a packed Melbourne midfield - which is why his brace tonight was oh so important. If Club Brugge are ever going to want him back, he has to nail down a starting role at City.