Adelaide into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Phoenix

Captain Travis Dodd scored in the 70th minute to give Adelaide

United a 1-0 win over the Wellington Phoenix on Friday in the first

round of Australia’s A-League finals series.

The win earned United a second-round match against the winner of

Sunday’s elimination final between Gold Coast United and the

Melbourne Victory.

First-place Brisbane Roar and Central Coast play the first match

of their two-leg major semifinal on Saturday. The winner of the

series advances direct to the league’s grand final on March 12.