After a second-straight reality check, Central Coast coach Mike Mulvey is beginning to understand the work on his A-League plate.
The Mariners weren't at the races against Melbourne Victory on Sunday night, losing 4-1 to the champions.
Trailing 3-0 at half-time, it looked a case of how many goals they'd ship until Mario Shabow put his side on the board.
Mulvey believed his side might have edged the second half but wasn't kidding himself, labelling the first half has unacceptable.
"The first 20...