PORT Saints got it right at one end of the park in their loss to Wallis Lake on Saturday.
They scored twice, and they were good finishes too, but Saints weren't happy with their defence in the qualifying semi final.
The Port team let in too many goals for its liking. The final score was 4-2.
Dean Glen-Holmes and Paul Galloway scored goals for Saints at Boronia Park.
They thought they were in with a chance with just 20 minutes remaining, with a Lake player receiving his second yellow card of the match.
The score was 3-1 at that stage. Glen-Holmes scored his goal and Saints were on the charge.
Saints had what they thought was a clear penalty shout turned down. Luke Rogers looked to have been felled in the box, but no whistle came.
Lake had more luck in the Saints' area. Augie Fordjour brought down an opponent with a clumsy challenge, and the spot kick was given.
"There was nothing malicious in it," Saints manager Mark Rogers said.
"But it was in an area where defenders should know better."
Glen-Holmes' finish was nothing short of fine. He took a touch and smashed it in.
"The keeper still hasn't seen it," Rogers said.
"He was looking down the field when the ball was in the back of the net."
Galloway's goal had a stroke of luck about it, but that doesn't matter on the scoresheet.
His strike was from a long way out. A free kick was played squarely to him, and he had a shot.
The Lake keeper was off his line and it sailed over his head an into the net.
Roger was disappointed with the defence from his team.
"We let ourselves down," he said.
"It was 2-0 then 3-1 at half time. When you're playing sides that good, you just can't do that."
"That penalty just took the wind out of us."