Fiona Worts believes Adelaide United should have got something out of its match against Melbourne City after its late fightback proved in vain.
The Reds were 2-0 down at the interval but responded in the second-half through Chelsie Dawber and dominated the virtually the final half hour.
They applied a barrage of pressure but could not restore parity.
Any chance of an equaliser was then dashed when Hannah Wilkinson completed her brace in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
“I think that last 20 or 30 minutes we were on top,” Worts told Paramount+ after the clash.
“We just couldn’t get the ball in the net, maybe five more minutes and it would’ve happened.”
The 25-year-old appeared to have legitimate claims for a penalty with five minutes remaining, but the referee decided against awarding a spot-kick.
“I’m pretty sure it was probably a penalty,” she said.
“I’ll have to watch it back, but the ref didn’t call it what can you do.”
The result leaves Adelaide on three points after three matches and will be looking to bounce back in its next game.