Perth Glory manager Kenny Lowe feels his side were hard done by from the officials in a 1-1 draw with the Western Sydney Wanderers at Spotless Stadium on Sunday night.

A missed penalty call and a late red card to Glory goalkeeper Liam Reddy after a challenge on Jaushua Sotirio put a dampener on Lowe’s evening as the Englishman was left ruing mistakes from the officials.

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“He’s not touched him, I thought the flippers, the goggles and the snorkel might have given it away but he’s not touched him,” said Lowe.

“I think if the ref’s seen it in real time and thought there was contact but the guys upstairs thought he should have another look so I would say they were a bit iffy about it.

“Once he’s had a look, well he hasn’t touched him so I don’t know how he’s then not made the right decision.”

Already left to deal with star man Diego Castro’s absence, Lowe finds himself in another tricky situation replacing the now suspended Reddy as finals football approaches.

“You could see by Liam’s reaction how angry he was.

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“That’s football really, they could have had a better look on the video but that’s that and we just have to move on.

“Fair play to the kid, he’s trying to win it for his team and I can’t fault that but we’ve got to pick it up.”

The decisions adding to the ongoing debate over the use of VAR within the game but Lowe’s frustration also fell upon the decision-making of referee Jarred Gillett himself.

“To be honest I’m even more disappointed with the handball in the box that’s going into the corner of the net and they’ve just said it doesn’t matter.

“I’m astounded.”

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Perth were handed a controversial penalty of their own in the twelfth minute after Joel Chianese went down easily under the challenge of Vedran Janjetovic in the box and Spaniard Xavi Torres stepped up to draw the visitors level.

Lowe felt his side deserved more for their efforts.

“We’ve done ever so well tonight and I thought we were by far the better side so I’m disappointed we haven’t come away with the result.

“The two things I wasn’t happy with were the hand ball and the sending off, they could have been handled a little bit better but people make mistakes and such is life.

“Now we’ve got four of our last five at home maybe we can work our way back up and challenge for the top six.”

Perth will hope to find their fortunes once again as they welcome the Central Coast Mariners on Saturday before being handed the difficult task of back-to-back games against the Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC.

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