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Perth deserved A-League loss: Lowe

AAP logoAAP 2/12/2016 Ben McKay

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has revealed a player pact to improve their away-day fortunes was behind their 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory on Friday night.

Glory arrived at AAMI Park off the back of three straight away defeats but will take a point back to Perth thanks to Andy Keogh's opening goal.

In truth, it was barely deserved and Lowe knew it.

Victory's goalscorer Besart Berisha said the result was "very disappointing" and that he was "almost sorry" for not finding a way through Perth's defence.

Lowe agreed with Victory coach Kevin Muscat that the home side should have taken the win.

"They had enough chances to win three games," he said.

"That's the beauty of (football). That's why everyone gets so emotional and worked up."

Victory were utterly rampant as they sought a winner, which was reflected in the shots count of 22-4.

But Lowe said his side deserved a share of the credit for coming to Melbourne and playing "courageously".

"The first 20 we were bang on," he said.

"We did exactly what we wanted to do and we scored a goal that was exactly how we anticipated we could hurt them.

"We didn't want to lose today and we spoke about that all week.

"It was the mantra; we were going to come here and get something out of it. And we have done.

"So fair play to the people in the changerooms. They didn't roll over and buckle and it would have been easy to do that."

Lowe paid particular tribute to Keogh, who tallied his seventh goal of the campaign and became Glory's leading scorer in the A-League era in the process.

"He doesn't get the credit he deserves. How many has he got this year? Seven," he said.

"Look at his work ethic. Look at what he brings to the team. Look at his leadership qualities. Look at his character.

"The bloke's a diamond."

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