Football can be a pretty emotional ride, even more so when inside the stadium amid the sights and sounds of matchday. Teenage reporter, Dan Moskovitz, took in one of the most exhilarating clashes in recent times as Wellington Phoenix upset high-flying Melbourne Victory.
1’ Alright! Time to go up from seven points to.. 10 points. And from tenth place... to tenth place.
3’ (Ridenton has a shot) Ridenton is underrated.
4’ (Ridenton has another shot) Ridenton is still underrated.
6’ That shot went over the bar.
9’ Yellow card! Wait no, VAR! It’s been upgraded to a red card! But it was with the use of the VAR. I hate the VAR! Should I be happy here? I don’t know! Mind, stop being conflicted!
12’ That shot went over the bar.
14’ (Ridenton hits the post) In other news, Ridenton remains underrated.
15’ (Kosta Barbarouses, former Phoenix player, touches the ball) BOOOOOOOOOO!
17’ That shot went over the bar.
20’ (Burns comes on) Why are we subbing off Rossi? He’s good. Wait. Burns is on! BURNS! BUUUUUUUUUURNS!
21’ The drizzle coming down is Wellington celebrating Burnsy’s return.
22’ Burns touched the ball! This is the best game ever!
25’ That shot went over the bar.
28’ That shot went over the bar.
30’ SCORE, DAMMIT PHOENIX!
32’ Dad, can we have some doughnuts? Pleeeeeease?
33’ That shot went over the bar.
35’ How many shots have gone over the bar?
39’ (Barbarouses scores for the Victory) Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-
43’ That shot went over the bar.
45’ Eight added minutes. Never seen that before. Wonder what the record is.
45+2’ OFFSIDE! WE SCORED A GOAL AND YOU, LINESMAN, DARE CLAIM IT WAS OFFSIDE?!
45+4’ You know, I’m fine with goals being disallowed due to it being offside as long as it happens to the other team.
45+6’ That shot went over the bar.
Halftime: time to go complain on Twitter about this game.
46’ (Matija Lujic comes on for his debut) Hey, the new guy is on. Woo. Yeah.
46’ GOAL RULED OUT FOR OFFSIDE AGAIN! BAD LINESMAN! BAD!
48’ (Krishna rounds the keeper and comes so close to scoring) Yes! Yes! Yes! NOO.
51’ That shot went over the bar.
54’ (Doyle shoots from halfway and is inches away from scoring) DOYLE, HAVE MY CHILDREN YOU WONDERFUL- Oh. Damn 'keeper - how'd he save that?!
56’ That shot went over the bar.
59’ (Burns gets booked) How dare you book Nathan Burnsy! He is a god, you hear referee! A god!
61’ That shot went over the bar.
63’ What did I do to deserve to be a fan of this team?
64’ (Krishna scores) YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!
68’ That shot went over the bar.
72’ Come on Phoenix, I want to see some bare chests over in the Fever Zone!
75’ I’m sick of seeing shots go over the bar.
78’ Seriously Phoenix! Seeing those bare chests at the eightieth minute is why we buy tickets!
80’ Sigh... No bare chests over there.
82’ (Barbarouses gets a yellow) Good work Barbarouses, now you only need one more yellow to help out your former team.
84’ (Kaludjerovic scores) KALUDJEROVIC, NEVER LEAVE WELLINGTON!
87’ That shot went over the bar.
89’ Melbourne have the ball. This is bad, this is bad. Phew. We have the ball now.
90’ Five whole minutes of stoppage time! God dammit ref!
90+2’ The tension.
90+3’ The tension. The tension!
90+4’ THE TENSION I CAN’T HANDLE IT!
90+5’ That shot went over the bar.
Fulltime: WE WON, OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE WOOOOOO.