Joyce: The game could have been out of sight


City Head Coach Warren Joyce was pleased with Sunday night’s performance against the Wanderers but felt his side should have taken their chances on the night.

Joyce’s side had eight shots on goal, forcing Wanderers keeper Vedran Janjetovic into seven saves as City had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home.

The contest saw City create the most chances they have mustered in a match this season and while that was pleasing for the Head Coach, he lamented the conversion rate in the final third.

“We certainly created the most chances, and it was poor finishes rather than good saves,” Joyce said.

“We should have scored several goals tonight, the game could have been out of sight.

“Nobody misses goals on purpose, the good thing is that we have created a lot of chances, that’s the big positive.

You don’t want the other team to have any chances and we gifted them a goal and really, I don’t think they were in our half at the time we gave them the goal.”

Despite the result, Joyce was positive about his side’s ability to bounce back from last week’s loss against Sydney, saying he had no doubt his side would show resolve and put up a positive performance this week

“I didn’t think we had a long way to bounce back because I didn’t think we were second best last week against Sydney,” he said.

“Likewise, tonight we know that Western Sydney are a well-established team and club with a good coach and it wasn’t an easy game tonight, they’re unbeaten.

“I thought we deserved to win the game, we should have won the game but I’ve been in situations where you look back at the end of the season and think this point could be an important point as well.”

City look to get back in the winner’s circle this Friday night as they take on Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium, kick-off 7.50pm.