Wellington Phoenix played their 300th A-League game tonight, against Adelaide United but couldn’t deliver on their milestone night.
Mandi – 7
Scored a nice goal from outside the area, but otherwise not much to say. Went missing in the second half.
Alex Rufer – 5.5
Offered little for Nix, picked up a yellow in the second half for a clumsy challenge
Michal Kopcyzynski – 5.5
Struggled to get into the match, and was clearly not comfortable in the central midfield position. Subbed off in the second half for Max Burgess.
David Williams – 6
Looked up for it, and was strong out on the right wing
Roy Krishna – 5.5
The main danger man struggled to get much of the ball, and was effectively marked out of the game by the towering centre-halves of Adelaide. Subbed off after 70 minutes.
Nathan Burns – 5.5
Looks interested, but not in a system that suits him. Playing out wide in a team which pumps balls into the box with no proper aerial threat leaves him superfluous.
Max Burgess – 6
The youngster couldn’t help Nix out much in his 25 minute appearance, coming on for Kopacyznski.
Mitch Nichols – 6
Offered a bit more of a wily presence up front, but couldn’t add anything to the Nix attack. Subbed on for Krishna.