Adelaide beats Wellington 1-0 in A-League

SYDNEY (AP) Argentine playmaker Marcelo Carrusca’s 58th- minute penalty gave Adelaide United a 1-0 away win over Wellington Phoenix on Sunday to move the South Australian side into fourth place in the A-League.

The loss left the Phoenix five points adrift of the sixth and final playoff spot with just two rounds to play.

Earlier in the round, Nigerian-born striker Bernie Ibini’s goal in the final minute gave the Central Coast Mariners a 2-1 win over Western Sydney, and a one-point lead over the Wanderers for second place.

A top-two finish will give the Mariners a bye in the first round of the playoffs and an Asian Champions League spot next year.

The Brisbane Roar, which clinched first place last weekend, beat the Melbourne Heart 2-1.