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Australian Football: Brillante frustrated as Victory held

Melbourne Victory captain Josh Brillante has revealed his frustration at failing to take all three points from Wednesday night's clash with Central Coast Mariners.

Victory are priced at 2/9 to finish in the top six this season but had to settle for a share of the points in a 1-1 draw against the Mariners at Central Coast Stadium.

Birighitti shines

Victory took the lead through in-form forward Nick D'Agostino and looked on course for three points until Nicolai Muller equalised six minutes from time.

The visitors should have had the game wrapped up way before then but Mariners goalkeeper Mark Birighitti pulled off a number of fine saves to keep them out.

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But that was no excuse for Brillante who says they should have buried their chances when they came along.

"Frustrated is the word for us today," Brillante told Paramount. "We thought we controlled most of the game until the end there, we dropped off a bit and let them come back in the game.

"We had a few chances earlier on, if we put them away then it would have been a different game."

Muller takes the point

In fairness the Mariners created their own chances before going behind and Muller says they did well to stick to their guns and rescue a point at the death.

"We did a big mistake in the first half and gave the lead away, then it's hard against a really good team to come back," he added.

"Our goal going in was to get three points, but you have to look at the game, it's a good strong side we're against and in the end a point is good."

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