Victory earned and converted a penalty on the half hour mark, after a Marco Rojas cross was adjudged to have struck the arm of John Koutrombis. Replays suggested the ball struck the player's shoulder.

Then, in the 58th minute, the Jets were denied a clear penalty when Ma LeiLei's ball into the box came off the arm of Victory captain Carl Valeri. The resulting counter-attack saw Fahid Ben Khalfallah score to make it 3-0.

Melbourne Victory went on to win the match 4-2.

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Jones said post-match: “Have a look at the replay, things happen, wrong decisions and then it was unfortunate the wrong decision is made again in the second half and those things can change the game..

“Referees are going to make mistakes, unfortunately it’s completely affected the game, one’s a shoulder and one’s an arm, it’s not debatable.

“One was a pen and one wasn’t and unfortunately for us it’s gone against us…. aside from that we lost our composure a little bit, we concede the second one, regain at half-time and the manner in which we conceded the three other goals weren’t good enough.”

Despite his team’s loss, Jones praised the hunger his team had with the main issue being in defence.

He also felt they could still slot into a finals position with the football displayed.

“Tonight we showed football that’s worthy of top six… we need to defend better to make sure that happens,” he said.

“But we’ll score goals against the best teams in the league and we just need defensively tighten things up.

“In general I thought we played decent football, we were in the game, disappointed in the manner in which we conceded the goals.

“Sum it up for 30 minutes I thought we were well in the game, doing well away from home, first time we played Victory I thought we had an even share of possession, did quite well and wrong decision made and we we’re 1-0 down.”