Stajcic rues another missed chance
Central Coast Mariners coach Alen Stajcic was once again left to rue a lack of cutting edge from his side as they were held to a 0-0 draw against Brisbane Roar.
The Mariners remain in the thick of the action and are priced at 12121/1 to go on and win the A-League grand final, but Stajcic says they need to starting killing off the opposition when they are on top in games.
Mariners captain Oliver Bozanic hit the crossbar at the death on Wednesday night but Stajcic was more frustrated about what went on before as his side failed to turn possession and dominance into goals.
"It's been a pattern of our games in recent times. We tend to have periods where we dominate and we don't capitalise," Mariners coach Alen Stajcic told Fox Sports.
"We let teams off the hook. I thought we should have been one or two up in the first half. We really need that polish and cutting edge.
"We're aiming for the top two. We've been first or second for most of the season. It's been an amazing accomplishment from these players this year to keep us up for so long, and we want to finish off the job."
As for Roar they sit sixth on the ladder and are priced at 1/33 to go on and finish in a finals berth.
They too had their chances with Joe Champness going the closest to breaking the deadlock but by the way Roar midfielder Jay O'Shea was talking, they were happy to take a point.
"It wasn't our best performance on the ball but we battled hard," O'Shea said after the game. "We defended well though."