Central Coast Mariners and Pohang Steelers got their Asian Champions League campaigns underway with a point each after their 0-0 draw. Played in humid conditions at Gosford's Bluetongue Stadium, there were limited chances during the contest and Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna believes his side deserved more than one point.

"I think we deserved a bit more, we limited their chances," he said.

"It was tricky tonight, we turned over possession more times than we should have done but overall, I'm comfortable with the result.

"We've lost bad goals recently but we defended well tonight," he added.

"It wasn't flash but it was a lot more solid than the last five weeks so I'm reasonably pleased. We're not stood here talking about losing a bad goal."