Billed as the 2018 Grand Final rematch, Saturday night's clash turned into a re-run as a visiting Melbourne Victory again defeated the Jets 1-0 on home turf.

But at least this time the goal was onside – a stunning  long range effort off the left boot of the right-footed Terry Antonis to give Victory their first points of the campaign.

The game had a familiar rhythm as Ernie Merrick’s men failed to make the most of their first half dominance before the reigning Champions took a stranglehold of the game after the break.

The Jets captain admitted it was a disappointing result for the team and the nearly 12,000 Jets fans who filed into the stadium hoping for a glimpse of redemption.

“It was a high tempo game, and to be honest with you that’s disappointing,” Boogaard told Fox Sports post-match.

“I thought we had the better chances during the game, they sat back and just relied on a quick counter which teams seem to be doing to us at the moment.

“So we need to be a bit more composed in possession and work out how to break teams down, because I felt like we had enough possession in good areas to punish them.

“We’ve got a few new boys up top and trying to find those combinations – to me it’s difficult when teams essentially put a lot of numbers behind the ball and make it difficult.

“We’ve got to be smarter, we’ve got to shift them and be patient and pick the right pass but it’s disappointing to concede a goal like that – a long range effort without closing him down, we’ve got to do better than that.”

The Jets, who stunned the league by going from 2016/17 wooden spooners to last season's runners up, have just one point after three rounds.