Eli Babalj scored on his Adelaide United debut as the Reds overcame semi-pro side Darwin Olympic 6-1 at Larrakia Park to launch their FFA Cup defence.
FFA Cup holders Adelaide United are determined not to fall victim to a giant-killing act when they launch the defence of their trophy in Darwin on Wednesday.
New Zealand international defender Louis Fenton is to stay for two more seasons with Wellington Phoenix.
Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick is taking the positives out of Nathan Burns' departure to Japan.
Wellington Phoenix attacker Nathan Burns is on the verge of sealing a move to J.League side FC Tokyo.
Wellington Phoenix began their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 win over Fiji, despite seeing their striker Roy Krishna score against them.
Wellington Phoenix have pulled out of the race to sign veteran Melbourne Victory striker Archie Thompson, but the former Socceroo might still be unable to stay with the A-League champions.
Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick says he's interested in signing A-League record goalscorer Archie Thompson from Melbourne Victory.
Socceroos striker Josh Kennedy played a big role as Melbourne City won 2-0 away to Wellington Phoenix to secure a place in the A-League semi-finals.
Veteran defender Ben Sigmund says Wellington Phoenix have never had a better chance of winning their maiden A-League championship.