From the Dugout with John van 't Schip

Although we were unable to win our first match on Friday night against Adelaide United, I think there were clear signs in the game that showed we are making great progress.

Although we were unable to win our first match on Friday night against Adelaide United, I think there were clear signs in the game that showed we are making great progress.

The only problem is that we gave the goals away too easily. Conceding first makes it very difficult to win, and that is what we have had to do now for three games.

The team though is continuing to learn, adapting to our system and showing much improvement compared to the first two games of the season.

If you only look at the first goal we scored against Adelaide, it shows we do want to play positive football. We set up that goal through a lot of passing, movement, switching play from left to right and back again before playing a cross for Rutger Worm-s header.

The second goal which Eli Babalj created was started at right midfield and ended up in the left forward position with Matt, who made a great run and good individual play, before Eli, who set up the play in the first instance, was there to finish it.

So I think both goals showed we are able to play good football and score great goals, the first real goals we scored our own.

Of course, we all want to have our first win and are working very hard for that. For us it-s a challenge to play against the leader of the league, Perth Glory, and they have started very well.

They have a very good team and play very good football so it-s up to us now to match up to them and their performances in the first three games.