Wellington Phoenix returned to winning form with a 2-0 win against Canberra United in an incident-filled women’s A-League match at Porirua Park.
Striker Mariana Speckmaier scored a double, with goals either side of half-time, but Phoenix goalkeeper Rylee Foster was given a straight red in the 66th minute.
Main photo: Rylee Foster … sent off for a goalmouth incident that resulted in a penalty.
Substitute ‘keeper Brianna Edwards saved a penalty with her first touch of the game, and the Phoenix side endured a high-pressure finish, including nine minutes of added time, to claim the points.
Game played on Sunday January 28, 2024
Wellington Phoenix 2 (Mariana Speckmaier 43′, 52′)
Canberra United 0