The Wellington Phoenix’s 12th round Liberty A-League match against Brisbane Roar has been pushed back 25 hours due to unforeseen flight disruptions.
The Phoenix women were scheduled to play the Roar at A.J. Kelly Park in Brisbane this afternoon (Saturday, January 28).
However, the team’s direct flight from Wellington yesterday was cancelled due to the threat of thunderstorms in Queensland.
It left the Nix scrambling to find a trans-Tasman flight that could accommodate the entire touring party.
They flew to Christchurch late yesterday after securing seats on today’s 6:10am flight out of the Garden City.
This morning’s flight was then delayed by three and a half hours, meaning the team will only arrive in Brisbane late this morning local time.
Due to the unforeseen circumstances the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) have agreed to reschedule today’s fixture.
The round 12 Liberty A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Brisbane Roar will now kick-off at A.J. Kelly Park in Brisbane on Sunday, January 29 at 3:00pm AEST (6:00pm NZT).