Lapses costly in chase for glory

Perth Glory coach Dave Mitchell will be looking to weed out the concentration lapses that have cost his side so dearly in recent weeks.

Perth Glory coach Dave Mitchell will be looking to weed out the concentration lapses that have cost his side so dearly in recent weeks.

The Glory-s 2-1 loss was their third consecutive defeat by an identical score line, in each match the Glory have been left licking their wounds after small errors proved to be the difference.

Again against Melbourne Mitchell was left frustrated by the manner in which the goals were conceded. The opener occurred in just the sixth minute when his defence retreated as Carlos Hernandez, the most dangerous man in the Victory side, took possession and fired a shot which deflected off defender Chris Coyne for an unlucky own goal.

Having restored parity through a Mile Sterjovski scorcher 19 minutes in, Glory were unable to secure the lead despite numerous chances and were left to rue a sloppy goal late in the second half to Hernandez.

"When we're not dominating games, we've got to keep a clean sheet," Mitchell said after the game.

"It seems to be we've got to play really well to score goals and then we tend to switch off a little bit and it is concerning because its happened a few times, so we've really got to put out finger on it.

"It's bitterly disappointing because we've lost our home advantage and the first half I think we played very well, probably could have been a couple of goals up.

"Second half, we've not come out and performed the way we like and we suddenly paid the price for that," he said.