Wellington Phoenix beat Macarthur 3-0 to force Premiers’ Plate to go to the wire

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The battle to win the men’s A-League Premiers’ Plate will go to the wire next Wednesday after the Wellington Phoenix beat Macarthur 3-0 in front of more than 15,000 fans at Sky Stadium on Saturday.

While the Phoenix were winning their 15th game of a memorable season, nearest rivals Central Coast Mariers were beating Newcastle Jets 3-1.

That means the Mariners can clinch the Premiers’ Plate with a win or draw against eighth-placed Adelaide United on Wednesday May 1 (9pm NZT).

Meanwhile, results of other matches played later on Saturday and on Sunday, will determine the order of the top six teams destined for finals play-offs.

Main photo: Phoenix defender Tim Payne leaps for joy after scoring his side’s second goal.

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Games played on Saturday April 27, 2024

Wellington Phoenix 3 (Kosta Barbarouses 22′, Tim Payne 29′, Oscar Zawada 90+2′ pen)
Macarthur 0

Newcastle Jets 1 (Apostolos Stamatelopoulos 47′)
Central Coast Mariners 3 (Alou Kuoi 21′, Harry Steele 82′, Ryan Edmondson 87′)


Table at 4am (NZT) on Sunday April 28.

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