A goal from All Whites winger Kosta Barbarouses has given the Wellington Phoenix a confidence-boosting pre-season win against his former club.
With a week to go before the start of the men’s A-League, Phoenix beat Melbourne Victory 1-0 in a behind-closed-doors match in Melbourne.
In a match report on the Melbourne Victory website, Barbarouses capitalised on a quick counterattack, streaming into the box to score the winner in the 62nd minute against the club where he played 126 games in two spells.
Main photo: Kosta Barbarouses … scored the winner in Melbourne. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Game played on Saturday October 14, 2023
Melbourne Victory 0
Wellington Phoenix 1 (Kosta Barbarouses 62′)
Game to be played on Sunday October 22, 2023
Western Sydney Wanderers v Wellington Phoenix
CommBank Stadium, Sydney, 5pm (NZT)