Two teams with wretched starts to the season played out an open contest that reflected their out-of-sorts ability so far.
Central Coast Mariners have burst back into the top six, thumping Wellington Phoenix 4-1 at Westpac Stadium.
It truly was a day to remember for Wellington Phoenix, who recorded their first win of the season by beating Long Distance rivals Perth Glory.
It was the high-flying Jets, coached by Ernie Merrick, that won bragging rights against Darije Kalezic and his Phoenix side on Saturday night.
Everything happened early as the Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United drew 1-1 in their season opener at Westpac Stadium.
It’s time to spend the next five months hoping against hope we make the Hyundai A-League grand finals.
This cup final proved New Zealand Football deserves a whole lot more eyes and attention.
It was a match of attacking, intensity and passion. Surprisingly Mexico were pushed all the way, but they ended up breathing a sigh of relief.
We will pray for a result against hosts Russia or North American champs Mexico, while we marvel at the skill of European Champions Portugal.
Now that the 2016-17 A League season has come to a close, we can reflect on yet another disappointing Wellington Phoenix showing.