Melbourne Victory striker Archie Thompson says Sunday’s result against Glory feels like a loss after the reigning champions were forced to settle for a point at AAMI Park.
Penalties from marquees Besart Berisha and Diego Castro in each half saw the points shared in what was the second meeting between the two sides in the space of 11 days.
An exasperated Thompson chastised the penalty decision awarded to Josh Risdon post match, after Matthieu Delpierre was judged to have fouled his opposing defender late on.
“A goal right at the end I mean gosh. It must’ve been a storm or gust of wind that blew him over and the ref didn’t see it,” Thompson told ABC Radio.
While clearly frustrated with the scoreline and his side’s performance Thompson didn’t feel Victory deserved to be in their current predicament.
“We’re at home. And even the ones that we’ve lost we should’ve got something out of them,” said Thompson.
“We created enough chances at the end there; we just lost that fluency a little bit.
“We’ll keep working on it. We’ve just got to defend better and obviously be clinical when we have the opportunities.
“I think that’s what’s been missing the last couple of weeks.”
The A-League's all-time leading scorer was a second-half substitute for the second week in a row as he continues his return from a knee injury picked up in the FFA Cup.
While clearly pleased to be back on the pack, the 37-year-old remains eager to contribute more as Kevin Muscat’s side attempt to arrest a form slump that has seen them slip to fifth in the standings.
“I was itching to get out a little bit earlier to be honest," said Thompson.
“I want to be playing, I want to be contributing and I want to get some game time, some game fitness.
“Obviously I’ll just have to do the little extras and work harder and hopefully an opportunity will come to get more game time.
“I’ve just got to keep contributing to the team and hopefully we can turn this little slump around because today was a loss for us so that’s five now.”