A 2-1 defeat at the hands of Adelaide United have left the Glory searching for answers yet again.

It was an uninspiring outing at Coopers Stadium last night but don’t let Kenny Lowe hear that.

The normally jovial Perth coach was at his deflective best following the match, which fell United’s way after they bagged two goals in the first half to render Andy Keogh’s rapid opener irrelevant.

“I thought we did deserve more at the end,” said Lowe.

“It was a great game, end-to-end, they looked lively counterattacking, we created opportunities late on the game and it could have gone either way.

“But I think that’s the way its going for us at the present second.”

Perth capitalised on early lacklustre defending from Adelaide, as Scott Neville picked out an unmarked Keogh with a cross from the right for the header past Izzo in the 4th minute.

The Reds improved drastically though, finding an equaliser eight minutes later through a disastrous own goal from Dino Djulbic, who could not have headed the incoming cross more perfectly into his own net under pressure from George Blackwood.

It went from disheartening to disaster for Perth, as Mileusnic took the lead for the hosts on the 38th minute, sliding the ball past Liam Reddy after a sumptuous ball from Isaias played him through on goal.

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A nervous second half ensued as Perth pushed forward to snatch a result.

Injuries to Jordan Elsey and Ersan Gulum helped the Glory’s cause, but the visitors failed to manage an equaliser against a dogged Adelaide and its second-string defence.

To his credit, the Englishman continued to pull a brave face throughout the post-match presser.

“Did we look as if we’re a team deflated and devoid of ideas?

“No we’re not. We’ve come to a very good team who are sitting fourth in the table and gave it a good shake here today with a real effort and endeavour with some quality and created chances.

“We put a performance in against Victory, got nothing. We gave a performance tonight and got nothing, so it’s a little bit tough at the moment but you’ve got to ride them haven’t you, roll up the next one and get the points.

“We’re running out of games but if you can pinch some stuff you never know.”

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Perhaps the brightest light on a gloomy night for the visitors was Jacob Italiano.

The teenager again showed poise beyond his years, begging the question as to why he only played 20 minutes.

“He has done good; you just have to be careful,” said Lowe.

“He’s 16 and he’s played 9 or 10 matches so we needed to get him out and recharge him but you saw tonight, Benny Garuccio’s a decent player and sometimes he didn’t know whether to twist or stick.”

But as Perth languish in 8th in a pack of mediocrity, the boys from out west need to find form fast or leave the club with what would surely be an ugly offseason.

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