Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe believes his side did enough to earn a draw in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.
Marc Warren saw an attempt cleared off the line while Josh Risdon failed to convert a one-on-one as the visitors spurned late opportunities to extend their four-match unbeaten run.
“I thought we deserved one. I think that would have been fair,” Lowe said.
“But I guess if you don’t finish them you don’t deserve them.
“To come to a place like this, with the squad they’ve got, with the young boys we played today – really it’s testament to our guys that they did put a show on.
“It’s just frustrating for everybody – not so much for me but the players – when you put in that much effort and endeavour, it’s a bit of a heartache when you actually deserve something.”
Despite former Perth forward Jamie Maclaren helping condemn his side to a seventh loss of the season, Lowe said there were no hard feelings over the in-form striker’s departure.
“Jamie wanted to leave, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s football, you move on,” the Glory boss said.
“He’s a good footballer. I think sometimes young lads want it a little bit too quick but we had Andy Keogh there, it was difficult for him.
“Fair play to him, he’s worked ever so hard and he’s improved, and he scored today. I’m sure he’s feeling good about it.”