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Disappointed Stenta laments defeat

Adelaide United Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, lamented his side’s 2-1 loss to Melbourne Victory on Saturday afternoon.

Adelaide United Head Coach, Adrian Stenta, lamented his side’s 2-1 loss to Melbourne Victory on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds started the match with aplomb and took an early lead through Fiona Worts’ quality header. However two second half goals from the visitors left Stenta’s side with nothing to show for their efforts by full-time.

Following the match, Stenta addressed the media and gave his thoughts overall.

Stenta said:
“It was a disappointing loss.

“It was great to get in front, initially, because we haven’t been able to do that in a number of games.

“But, after that, I don’t think we made the most of whatever breeze there was in the first half because it certainly picked up in the second half.

“It was difficult to play into that breeze in the second half for us.

“Having said that, in these conditions, it’s important to maintain possession.

“I think our inability to keep the ball cost us and we turned it over far too easily in the second half.

“We didn’t play with the level of urgency and intensity we needed to, but you saw the players flick into another gear once we were behind.

“But that urgency and intensity needs be played with when we’re in front to defend a lead, rather than chase it.”