Jeremy Brockie missed a chance against the Brisbane Roar when it looked easier to score.
With the score still locked at 0-0, Brockie made a late run into the box and found himself in the right place at the right time when Stein Huysegem's shot was parried down by goalkeeper Michael Theo into his path.
Unfortunately for the striker who scored 16 times last A-League campaign, this wasn't to be his moment.
The miss proved costly when ten minutes later Brisbane skipper Matt Smith put the visitors in front.
The Wellington Phoenix went on to lose 2-1 and remain winless through nine games this season, and have now gone eight games without a win at Westpac Stadium.