Monday, March 8, 2010
#1010 ... Yellow Fever
Wellington was all yellow on Sunday afternoon for the big football match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Newcastle Jets ... 32,000+ people in the Westpac Stadium ... a sell out. The A-League football dream lives on for Wellington Phoenix after striker Paul Ifill inspired a 3-1 defeat of the Newcastle Jets in their minor semifinal in Wellington today.
Ifill buried a decisive goal midway through extra time to carry his team into next Saturday's preliminary final across the Tasman. The winners of that game - against the losers of the major semifinal between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory which is being finalised tonight - will advance to the grand final.
Victory will have to come away from Westpac Stadium, which the Phoenix tonight farewelled for the season in front of a delirious club record crowd of 32,792, where they have not been beaten in 19 matches since October 2008.