Mauk frustrated after stalemate

Stefan Mauk

Adelaide United versus Brisbane Roar had not ended in a draw since November 2016.

That run of 14 games without a stalemate was snapped on Saturday afternoon after the fiery contest finished 0-0.

Speaking at full-time, the Reds Captain lamented his side’s wastefulness in the final third, but was pleased that they registered a first clean sheet of the season.

“I think it’s disappointing,” Mauk told Paramount+ following a third successive draw to begin the campaign.

“We came here to win obviously. We didn’t concede which was okay – clean sheet.

“But I think we were lacking in that last third and that’s been the story of our season.”

Mauk was frustrated Adelaide could not convert their opportunities with the 26-year-old coming the closest for the away outfit.

From the edge of the area his shot struck the post and almost crept in after ricocheting off the back of goalkeeper Macklin Freke.

“I think we had good chances,” he said.

“In the first-half I had one where the ‘keeper made a great save.

“We had Kusini Yengi at the end have another one. We have to be winning these games if we want to be up there and that’s the disappointing thing.”

Despite the hot and humid conditions, it was at times a tempestuous affair with a few confrontational moments.

“I think they’re a hard team defensively,” Mauk continued.

“They got beaten 3-0 last week, they needed to react in front of their fans and I think we were up to the fight, probably just that little bit of quality we lacked.”

Next match details:
Saturday, 11 December vs Melbourne Victory
Isuzu UTE A-League 2021/22 – Round 4
Kick-off 7.15pm ACDT
Venue: Coopers Stadium
Broadcast: Network 10
Stream: Paramount+

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