Mark Rudan and Andrew Durante both copped it from the Wellington boo-boys but left New Zealand with a win for new club Western United.
Brisbane Roar have saved by the VAR after a late goal allowed to draw 1-1 with Perth Glory at HBF Park in their A-League opener.
A look at round one of the A-League.
Brisbane have started life under new A-League coach Robbie Fowler with a 1-1 draw after snatching a late and controversial equaliser against Perth.
Western Sydney have finally discovered how to win ugly and captain Mitch Duke hopes that and some height will help them pick up plenty more A-League points.
Coach Markus Babbel will try to balance putting more work into some of his underdone Western Sydney players but keeping them fresh for their next A-League game.
Venue: City of Toyota Stadium
12:45 AM, October 12, 2019