It was something you don’t see very often. A goalkeeper scoring a goal. That’s what happened on Sunday night when the Wellington Phoenix (or Nixs as they are commonly known ) scored their third goal. Chris Greenacre and Dylan Macallister put the Nix 2 up in the first half with the North Queensland Fury (Fury) getting one back through Brett Studman mid way through the second half.
Mirjan Pavlonc was fouled in the box and then a moment I haven’t seen in over 30 years of watching football. Goalkeeper Danny Vukovic stepped up to the penalty spot and slotted the ball in the back of the net. He then proceeded to jump around like a demented energizer bunny. It was a great moment. We now meet Adelaide in the playoffs. The good news is skipper Andrew Durante will be back from suspension. The game is being played this Friday. Here is the match report in Stuff
It’s also time to register for your club again. Check your clubs website to see what dates registration is being held. While you’re waiting for the season to start, why not check out these cool books about football.
- Alan Gibbons Total Football, a series of eight novels about the Rough Diamonds – a close team with a captain Kev McGovern who makes sure they work and play hard. They live in a rough area of Liverpool but always try to keep an eye on their mates.
- Helena Pielichatys Girls FC has 12 titles in the series each book focusing on an individual member of the Parrs under 11s, commonly known as the Parsnips. As well as lots of football the stories have the usual friendship and family themes common in sports books.