It was business as usual for Wellington Phoenix co-coach Des Buckingham after Tuesday night's 3-0 A-League upset of Melbourne Victory at Westpac Stadium.
The Phoenix's fifth win of the season was set up by Roly Bonevacia's 33rd-minute strike, and capped off by late goals from Jacob Tratt and Kosta Barbarouses.
It moved fifth-placed Wellington into the top six for the first time this season, and gave them their fourth clean sheet in seven games.
While quietly satisfied with the result, Buckingham...
Wellington Phoenix ended Melbourne Victory's six-game A-League winning streak in style with a 3-0 victory at Westpac Stadium.
Roly Bonevacia's first-half strike on Tuesday set up a fast-paced, entertaining match, ending with late goals from Jacob Tratt and Kosta Barbarouses.
Wellington attacked from the kickoff, Barbarouses working a smart one-two with Bonevacia inside the first minute before unleashing a stinging shot which forced a sharp save from Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas.
Wellington Phoenix face a season-defining game against Melbourne Victory in Tuesday's A-League catch-up match, co-coach Chris Greenacre believes.
Three days after downing the Central Coast Mariners 1-0 at Westpac Stadium, Wellington host the second-placed Victory in a game rescheduled following the magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake in mid-November.
The Phoenix then go on to host Brisbane Roar on Saturday, completing three games in eight days, and eyeing the chance to move up the ladder from seventh...