Coach: don’t give up on us

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“Melbourne Victory are a very good football team,” Jones said. “We had seven, eight players out and I thought we put out a decent performance apart from five minutes. We can’t do that. We can’t switch off.”

After scores were locked at nil-nil at half-time, Marco Rojas scored two goals in two minutes to sink the visitors.

The Jets fought hard to get back onto the game and were unlucky not to grab a goal. Jason Hoffman had a shot cleared off the line and could also have been awarded a penalty.

“I think we have held ourselves well and been in every game we have played in,” Jones said.

“We probably should have picked up five more points than we have got and then we are in a different situation.

“We should have got points against Melbourne City (2-1 loss), we should have beaten Central Coast (1-all) last week and today it was disappointing that we didn’t get something out of the game.”

Jones said Nordstrand felt his hip flexor late in the first half and was replaced more as precaution.

“We will find out Monday the full extent of it,” he said. “All of the injuries, apart from Morten, have been contact ones and unavoidable. His is something that perhaps is an overuse thing. Morten is 33.” 

Labinot Haliti, who scored a goal for the youth league in a 2-all draw with Central Coast on Saturday, is likely to come into the side if Nordstrand is out. 

“Labi scored a goal in youth league on Saturday and is fit,” Jones said

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