WELLINGTON 0 WESTERN SYDNEY 0

Stein Huysegems of the Phoenix and Shannon Cole of the Wanderers collide during the round eight A-League match. Click for more photos

Sunday A-League

Stein Huysegems of the Phoenix and Shannon Cole of the Wanderers collide during the round eight A-League match. Photo: Getty

The Wellington Phoenix had most of the play but are still searching for their first A-League victory this season after a 0-0 draw with the Western Sydney Wanderers.

The Phoenix enjoyed the early chances at Wellington Stadium and had two close calls at the end of the game but remain winless after seven matches.

It leaves the Phoenix on four competition points, while the Wanderers moved to 15 points.

Time
90.00
Team
WEL
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0
Team
WST
Score
0
Wellington Phoenix FC versus Western Sydney FC
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The Phoenix had one early scare when keeper Glen Moss had to save at the near post from Labinot Haliti but dominated the first half from there.

Their best chance in the first half came after 24 minutes when Carlos Hernandez was put into space by the impressive Stijn Huysegems but he badly mishit a right-foot shot.

They went close twice in the last five minutes when a Louis Fenton cross just evaded his teammates, and Ante Covic needed to touch a deflected Kenny Cunningham shot over the bar in injury time.

The second half started in similar fashion, with Hernandez blasting wide after being put into space, but the Phoenix began to lose shape when he went off injured and with two other substitutions.

The Wanderers had a good period midway through the second half and should have scored when Mark Bridge was put into the clear in the 77th minute by an arguably offside Youssouf Hersi, only to blast the ball over the bar.

Phoenix substitutes Tyler Boyd and Paul Ifill eventually got into the game in the last 10 minutes, and the Wanderers required good saves by Covic off Ben Sigmund and Ifill in the last two minutes to earn their point.

Huysegems, Ifill and Manny Muscat were standouts for the Phoenix, while Covic and defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley impressed for the Wanderers.

WELLINGTON PHOENIX 0 drew WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS 0 at Westpac Stadium. Referee: Lucien Laverdue.

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