The Reds were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Hyundai A-League cellar dwellers Perth Glory rejuvenated under new coach David Mitchell.

Richie Alagich had given the home side a 1-0 lead in the first half with a well taken shot on a tight angle when Robert Cornthwaite had played the veteran defender into the box.

But Glory captain Jamie Harnwell popped up yet again to earn a point for Perth with a floating header over the stranded Eugene Galekovic from a Mitchell Prentice free kick.

“There’s not too much football left,” said Vidmar. “Tonight was our first Grand Final, next week is our next Grand Final and that’s not going to be an easy road trip.”

“We’re still making far too many basic mistakes and if you don’t have the basics skills right in your game then you’re always going to have a little bit of added pressure on you.”

“We spoke at half time about one of their biggest strengths is from free kicks and set pieces. When you’ve got big boys like Harnwell and Djulbic they’re always going to put you under pressure. That’s exactly what happened.”

Perth coach David Mitchell spent the match in the stands after being sent off from the bench at home against Central Coast for kicking a water bottle.

But that wasn’t enough to stop him from enjoying the game even though he’d prefer to be on the touch line.

“It was quite good actually,” said Mitchell. “You get a birds eye view and yeah it was okay. I don’t mind being up there first half, second half I’d like to be down on the paddock.”

“I said to the boys moving ahead, I wouldn’t mind one of us being up there and the rest of us being on the bench.”

The Glory has enjoyed a resurgence in recent weeks under the guidance of Mitchell and the new boss was happy with a point after coming from behind.

“We were disappointed when the goal was conceded because we worked on that during the week,” added Mitchell. “That’s the move that they do and Richie Alagich is one of the best players I think Adelaide have had for a few years.”

Making his 200th appearance, Jamie Harnwell was understandably delighted to get on the score sheet but maintained the result and performance of his side was the most important thing.

“The Boys showed a lot of character,” said Harnwell. “It was great obviously personally being involved in a performance like that for my 200th game but I’m just pleased for everyone.”

“The way we went about it tonight, we lost our way a little bit, but everyone worked hard. Second half we really dominated and perhaps could have got a win out of it.”