Striker Adam Taggart says Perth Glory didn’t play their best football for long enough periods to deserve victory in Saturday night’s clash with Brisbane Roar.
In an entertaining affair at nib Stadium, Glory was forced to come from behind twice to get a hard-earned 2-2 draw with the injury-depleted Roar.
“We were up and down in patches, we played some really good football but at the same time we need to tighten up defensively and also going forward,” Taggart told Fox Sports post-match.
“We had some half chances, our final balls probably could have been a little better and we could have gone away with three points.”
After an even first half an hour, the visitors went in front through ex-Glory striker Jamie Maclaren, before Nebojsa Marinkovic equalised eight minutes before the break.
But there was still time for Roar to go back in front soon after as 17-year-old defender Dane Ingham completed an excellent move with his first goal in the Hyundai A-League.
Taggart then pounced early in the second half – his 10th goal of the campaign - to bring Glory level, with neither side able to find a winner in a pulsating last 30 minutes.
The result means Glory missed the chance to leapfrog Roar on the ladder, instead dropping to fifth and two points outside the top four after Melbourne City won earlier on Saturday.
“It’s always easy to talk about spots and places [on the ladder] but Brisbane are a great side,” Taggart conceded.
“Of course we want to win, we’re at home...but there’s a lot of positives to take out of it.
“They [Roar] were very well organised. We came up against a very good side, at the end of the day it’s probably a fair result.”
Glory are back at home against next weekend, taking on the resurgent Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium on Saturday night.