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Australian Football: No excuses from Moon as Roar lose again

Warren Moon admits the A-League ladder does not lie as his side sit right at the bottom following Saturday's 2-1 loss against the Central Coast Mariners.

Roar are priced at 7/4 to stay there and pick up the wooden spoon and results will need to improve quickly if they are to avoid that unwanted honour.

Ladder does not lie

Roar have picked up just three wins this season and sit one point behind Perth Glory who have a game in hand and play Adelaide on Sunday afternoon.

The gap could stretch and Moon says it is down to him and his players to dig themselves out of a hole during the remaining games of the season.

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It has been a tough season for every club in the A-League with postponed fixtures and players falling sick but speaking after the game Moon was in no mood for making excuses.

"The ladder never lies. I'm not gonna sit here and make any excuses," Roar coach Warren Moon said. "Right now we're the worst team in the league based on the ladder and we don't want to be there."

Roar could also do with a bit of luck going their way and they could have taken the lead against the Mariners. Just before the break Luke Ivanovic struck the woodwork with a header.

Lescano consolation

It could have been a game changer but instead the home side went on to dominate after the break with second-half goals from Beni N'Kololo and Nikolai Muller wrapping up the win.

A bullet diving header from Juan Lescano following a fine Jay O'Shea cross in the 69th minute had given Roar some hope but they could not find the equaliser.

Moon's men are back in action when they entertain Wellington on Saturday and they desperately need all three points.

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