Perth Glory's season from hell got even worse with a lacklustre performance against Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday that left coach Kenny Lowe clinging to slim hopes of reaching the finals.
Glory slumped to ninth place on the back of the comprehensive 2-0 defeat, played out in front of 8543 fans at nib Stadium.
The home side's inability to threaten its opponents' goal was again a major concern, as was its tame first-half display.
Glory's night was summed up best by William Gallas' comical defensive blunder, which led to the visitors' second goal.
Wanderers striker Tomi Juric pounced to seal the points after Gallas' air-swing in his own penalty area.
Glory goalkeeper Danny Vukovic made his 200th A-League appearance against the Wanderers and racked up his 79th consecutive game for Glory in the process.
In a post-game interview, he told ABC Grandstand it was Glory's worst performance in his three years at the club.
"If we play the way we have been, there's no chance (of playing finals)," Vukovic said. "We haven't had a clear-cut opportunity in open play for weeks.
"We've scored a few from set pieces, but from open play we haven't even looked like scoring.
"Some things have to change. I'm not sure what.
"If I knew, I'd obviously say it and they would change.
"But it's certainly not good enough the last couple of weeks and ninth spot is where we deserve to be."
Glory are the only club averaging less than a goal a game this season. They sit six points outside the top six with seven games left.
Glory face difficult games away to league leaders Brisbane and resurgent Wellington over the next fortnight.
The run home includes five matches against top-six teams.
Glory coach Lowe questioned his players' desire and commitment to the cause.
"We've got to be honest and truthful, because in the first half (against Wanderers) we actually didn't want to be out there," he said.