A-League review

Roar climb up to second

February 12, 2012

Brisbane Roar climbed into second spot in the A-League standings after recording a 2-0 win at title rivals Wellington Phoenix, whose five-match winning streak was brought to an end.

Brisbane roar after Besart Berisha (l) opened the scoring
GettyImagesBrisbane roar after Besart Berisha (l) opened the scoring

Besart Berisha opened the scoring in the 42nd minute and Mitch Nichols added a second 10 minutes from time as the defending champions replaced Wellington in second spot and moved to within five points of A-League pacesetters Central Coast Mariners.

In the day's other match rock-bottom Gold Coast United lost 2-1 at home to second-bottom Adelaide United and now look consigned to the wooden spoon.

A Nigel Boogaard own goal gave the hosts an early lead in a match played in torrential rain, but strikes from Bruce Djite and Dario Vidosic helped Adelaide bounce back to claim the win and open up an eight-point gap over their opponents.