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Roy makes dream debut

Zanzeer Singh
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SIBERIA, Labasa lad Roy Krishna created history by becoming the first Fijian to play in the A League competition after coming on as a replacement for Wellington Phoenix in the 1-all draw against Central Coast Mariners on Sunday.

Krishna replaced star striker Stein Huysegems in the 78th minute and had a few goal scoring opportunities.

Matt Simon scored for Mariners in the 16th minute at the Westpac Stadium while Kenny Cunningham equalised for Phoenix in the 45th minute.

Krishna was signed up by the Phoenix earlier this month as an injury replacement for Paul Ifill for the 2013-2014 season.

Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick told Radio New Zealand he is pleased with the performance of his new signing.

"Very happy with Roy, he has been terrific at training, scoring goals and fitting in with the boys really well.

"I thought at the end he tried to take two touches when he could have taken one touch to finish at that, but am very happy with Roy."

Phoenix has 14 points and is placed second last in the competition.

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