A wasteful Melbourne Victory have butchered the chance to make it three straight wins after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Perth Glory on Friday night.
Victory dominated large periods at AAMI Park but failed to capitalise on the scoreboard with Glory earning a vital point away from home.
Melbourne started brightly and looked threatening in the early stages but fell behind inside 20 minutes with Andy Keogh punishing the hosts following a clinical Glory counter-attack.
The hosts clicked into gear after conceding and found a deserved equaliser with Besart Berisha on target just before the half-time interval.
Kevin Muscat’s side continued to dominate possession but poor finishing and a dogged Glory outfit frustrated Victory as both sides were forced to share the spoils.
0-1 Glory: Andy Keogh 17’
A superb ball from Nebojsa Marinkovic played Chris Harold in behind with the winger expertly pulling the ball back for Andy Keogh who smashed a powerful strike past the helpless Lawrence Thomas.
1-1 Victory: Besart Berisha 41’
Marco Rojas found himself in space on the right flank before delivering a teasing cross which was inexplicably missed by Glory defender Dino Djulbic with Berisha on hand to finish from close range.
Deep into stoppage time, James Troisi looked to have stolen all three points with an audacious volley only for his shot to ricochet off the post and away to safety.
- Perth Glory are undefeated in their last seven games against Melbourne Victory (W3, D4)
- Victory dominated possession (66.7%), Shots on goal (20 to 2) and shots on target (5 to 1)
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