Western Sydney Wanderers believe their attack is improving despite setting an A-League Women's record low of two goals from their first eight games.
Western Sydney defender Alex Huynh says the Wanderers' attacking play is improving despite the club setting an unwanted A-League Women goalscoring record.
Beaten 3-0 at home by Adelaide on Friday night, Western Sydney have now scored just two goals, the lowest tally in competition history after eight games.
Substitute Huynh came as close as any Wanderer to scoring, but Adelaide goalkeeper Analee Grove produced a spectacular first-half save to push away her goal-bound shot.
Adelaide had 19 more shots than the home team and seven more on target, after the match at Marconi Stadium started 20 minutes late after a sinkhole on the pitch had to be filled in.
Huynh stressed Western Sydney were working hard on developing their attack.
"I think if you compare today to last week, we had so much more build-up in the middle to top third," Huynh said.
"We've been working on it a lot. You can see the chemistry of the girls.
"But the ball is not going into the back of the net and that's where it needs to be.
"It's just devastating because we have improved and we deserved at least a couple of goals tonight.
"Credit to Adelaide, they always do well defensively but we definitely pushed them and it hurts to lose again."
Adelaide forward Chelsie Dawber has scored three times as many goals this season as the entire Wanderers squad, after netting twice on Friday night.
She also had an assist for the first of the night for American Kayla Sharples, who scored her maiden goal for Adelaide, whose win lifts them above Melbourne Victory into third.
They are level on points with second-placed Melbourne City, who have a significantly better goal difference.
However, United have played two more matches than Victory who trail them by three points and City have a game In hand.
Last season, United missed out on the finals by the smallest possible margin.
Adelaide won one more game than Canberra, who took fourth spot by virtue of finishing one ahead of them on goal difference.
Missing out by such a narrow margin will ensure Adelaide don't ease up over the second half of the season.
"We missed out by one goal last year, so we know every game is very important towards the end of the season," Dawber said.
"It's only a 14-game season so we know that each week we need to come in and take the three points and go again next week."
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