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Day Date Venue Opposition Result F A Scorers Memories
Sun Oct 11 home Newcastle Jets loss 1 2 Bonevacia Only 6200 for opening game in perfect weather. Dominating till Dura went off injured. Bonevacia classy, but not many others. Powell & Sarpong debuts. Krishna had pen saved!
Sun Oct 18 away Perth Glory win 2 1 Krishna, Lia Dominated quite a bit of the game. Conceded from corner. Great Roy finish after captain Siggy won ball and fed McGlinchy. A number of chances. Perth capt sent off late. 89 minutes Lia goal half volley from a corner.
Sat Oct 24 home Brisbane Roar win 3 2 McGlinchey, Krishna, Powell Great attacking game from both teams. McGlinchey superb free kick over wall. Dura still off injured, but defence good. Doyle good at left back, assist for Blake Powell's winning debut goal. Riera excellent, Sarpong nice touches. Only 6100 on sunny night. Aftermatch in Bethel Woods was high spirited, Jezza friends with Siggy!
Mon Nov 2 away Melbourne Victory loss 0 3   FFA making threats against the Phoenix's future, did not extend their licence for 10 year. Save the Nix campaigns launched. Victory too good, but Siggy's header brilliantly saved and Krishna thwarted by last ditch tackles.
Sun Nov 8 away Central Coast draw 1 1 McGlinchey Lovely Mikey goal after super early cross from Krishna. Nix started well but were poor in second half, allowing the Salty Dogs to equalise from a corner. Roly hit the post. Gulley debut.
Fri Nov 13 home Adelaide Utd win 4 2 Krishna, Bonevacia 2, Ridenton Metrics 13650 attedance! After huge campaign in Welly to drum up support, including scarf attack. Great games from Krishna and Roly. Bonevacia thunderbolt from 25 metres. Matt Ridenton scores his first goal.
Sat Nov 21 away Western Sydney loss 1 2 Muscat Let in late goal from a corner. Siggy off with concussion. Manny Muscat great goal after a break down left wing from fullback then cutting inside, curved it past keeper with right foot. Dura terrific in defence. Wests deserved win.
Thur Nov 26 away Sydney FC draw 0 0   Sydney fouling us all night. 29 fouls! Roly shot close. Brosque hit inside of the post. Manny and Brosque battling thru game, then words afterwards. Siggy absent. Riera and A Rod good in midfield.
Sat Dec 5 home Melbourne Victory win 2 0 Krishna, Bonevacia Awful pitch at Albany Auckland, with sand dyed green, colour clash between the teams. Roy carving them up, Roly with his fancy turns, Mossy's 100th game is a clean sheet. 11000 crowd made plenty of noise. Knocked Victory off top of table. Dura and Berisha scrapping throughout.
Sat Dec 12 away Brisbane Roar loss 1 2 Krishna Hot and humid in Cairns. Krishna great goal just before half. Chances after break Roly 1 on 1. They counter attacked to score, and got a late break away. Dura outstanding. Ridenton (left back) and Rufer starts
Sun Dec 19 home Sydney FC draw 1 1 Krishna (pen) 10000 croud. Sydney had better of game but good defence from Manny and co. Mossy saved pen (it was a Hoole dive). Sydney scored late, then Doyle won a pen later. Siggy (injured) announced retirement at end of season.
Sat Dec 26 away Adelaide Utd loss 0 3   Played well until, goal disallowed, Manny own goal, then Riera 2nd yellow = red. Doh. Mossy error. Penalties not given. Krishna broken finger.
Thur Dec 31 away Central Coast loss 1 3 Powell Pen awarded against Manny, wrongly. Manny headbutted by O'Donovan, only a yellow! Two errors by Dura. Ridenton useful as sub, assist. Krishna off injured.
Sun Jan 10 home Brisbane Roar draw 0 0   Eight players out injured or suspended! Great debut by 21 yr old centre back Dylan Fox. Moss 3 good saves. Dura superb leading young back four. Ridenton's back heel save on line. Bazza the 1 millionth Nix fan! Krishna out injured long term.
Sun Jan 17 away Newcastle Jets loss 1 3 Ridenton The Jets hadn't scored for over 500 minutes, but managed to put three past us, despite the Nix dominating possession. Carney again the difference, making our inexperienced defence look weak. They even got a man sent off, but we didn't score till late sub Ridenton nice finish to Powell cross. McGlinchey missed sitter.
Mon Jan 25 away Melbourne City loss 1 3 Bonevacia Yet again understrength. Melbourne, aided by dodgy transfers via Manchester City, were too strong, talented. Nix stayed positive and controlled a lot of possession later in game. Brilliant Roly swerving 30 metre goal. Joel Stevens made an impact. Riera good. Dura and Liz got 5th yellows do will miss next week!
Sat Jan 30 home Central Coast loss 1 3 Powell in ChCh. Dominating possession, but Luis Garcia came on at half time. Moss spilled catch, - goal, etc. Doyle man of match, nice cross to Powell for late consolation. Now Riera suspended! Sarpong terminated, Alex Jones on loan from Birmingham to arrive.
Sun Feb 7 home Perth Glory loss 0 1   McGlinchey big miss after good ball in from Fenton. Again, dominated a fair bit of the game but little to show for it. A good group of Perth fans over for the Distance Derby. Jones transfer messed up by NZ Football after paper work for it not submitted in time!!!
Sun Feb 14 away Western Sydney win 5 2 Powell (4), McGlinchey (pen) A perfect Blake Powell hat trick of outstanding skill in the first 30 minutes. Header, great left foot half volley, then superb lob over keeper from narrow angle, finished off with another header. Tom Doyle 2 good assists. Hamish Watson did well up front on debut. Mossy 2 good saves.
Sat Feb 20 away Newcastle Jets loss 2 3 H. Watson (2) A Hamish Watson double, a Dura own goal, we lead twice, Watson silly 2nd yellow card and the Nix go down 3 - 2. Siggy finally back on the pitch (for the last 10 minutes). New 4 + 3 + 3 year A League licence.
Fri Feb 26 home Melbourne City win 2 1 L. Fenton, Ridenton No strikers. Early goals after great balls in from Mikey and Roly. Louis and Ridenton playing strikers did the job. Strong wind, Aaron Mooy unable to get ball to stay still for City free kicks. Deflection off wall for their goal. Defended well. Dura's 200th game. Manny Muscat superb at right back.
Sat Mar 5 home Adelaide Utd loss 0 4   Good first 30 min, Adelaide clinical finishing.
Sat Mar 12 away Sydney FC win 3 1 Powell, Watson, Bonevacia Super finishing, leading 3 - 0 at half time. McGlinchey carving them up. Sat back and absorbed Sydney's attacks in second half. Siggy first whole game since November made a big difference. News that Kosta has signed for next year.
Sun Mar 20 home Perth Glory loss 1 2 T. Doyle Perth stifled us, we created little. Ball given away. Tom Doyle late screamer.
Mon Mar 28 away Melbourne City loss 0 3   Siggy limped off after only a few minutes. City score with audacious scoop over defence, soft penalty. Vinnie Lia and Manny Muscat our best.
Sat Apr 2 home Melbourne Victory loss 1 4 Bonevacia Berisha red card when leading 2 - 0 for kicking out at Dura. Riera dumb second yellow to even teams up. Watson made impact late. Won pen after Roly scored. McGlinchey put it wide! Kosta and Finkler playing abainst next year's team mates.
Sun Apr 10 home Western Sydney loss 0 2   Siggy and Manny's last games. WSW denied early pen. Castelen carved us up to set up Santalab's goals. McGlinchey and Roly unlucky to hit the posts.

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Leading Scorers:

Blake Powell 8
Roly Bonevacia 7
Roy Krishna 6
Matt Ridenton 3
Hamish Watson 3
Mike McGlinchey 2
Tome Doyle 1
Louis Fenton 1
Manny Muscat 1
Vinnie Lia 1

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