Although Kosta Barbarouses put on an attacking clinic in the first half and sealed the result with two sumptuous finishes, Mr Fix-It Broxham equally starred in Melbourne Victory's 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar.

"We didn't shy away from (our form) we knew it was the case," Broxham said.

"We knew we had to win the game. We had plenty of chances and made it hard for ourselves at times in the backline, but we'll take it.

"We've got quality players who'll put the ball away. On another night we could have had more goals.

"Centreback's pretty cruisy, but anywhere that gets me on the park."

While Eric Bautheac did his best to inspire the Roar to a second-half resurgence after pouncing on weak build-up play and executing a centimetre-perfect lob over Matt Acton, the Roar were largely outplayed by the better team.

Not that Jacob Pepper can't see reasons for optimism.

"Tonight was disappointing, but we can't fault the boys," he said.

"This week at training we focused on keeping possession, passing, moving, switching sides. We did that tonight.

"Darren Davies' message was clear, he said 'Keep possession, keep them moving.' I feel hard-done-by that we aren't leaving with a point."