Hicks scores later equalizer for Wellington in 2-2 draw with Newcastle in Australia's A-League


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SYDNEY — Defensive midfielder Jason Hicks scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give the Wellington Phoenix a 2-2 draw with the Newcastle Jets in Australia's A-League on Sunday.

The Phoenix fell behind early, with Roly Bonevacia and Scott Neville scoring four minutes apart to give Newcastle a 2-0 lead after 18 minutes.

But Roy Krishna scored Wellington's first goal in the 68th minute before Hicks' late equalizer in the New Zealand capital.

In the other match Sunday, first-place Perth Glory increased its league lead to two points after a scoreless draw with Melbourne City.

Second-placed Melbourne Victory's match against Brisbane in the Queensland state capital was postponed because of heavy rain caused by a cyclone to the north.

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