The Mariners were coming off a loss to Jiangsu Sainty on Saturday and were hoping for a vast improvement and although they were defeated 2-0, coach Lawrie McKinna said it was a decent performance.
"Today was a reasonable performance and we've said that a few times in the past few weeks," said McKinna.
"We copped a bad goal from a corner after fifteen minutes and probably dominated most of the first half.
"Second half, we totally dominated, Andrew Redmayne didn't have a save to make - we pushed forward and had a few cleared off the line, their 'keeper made a few good saves and then they caught us on the break with one minute to play in stoppage time.
"2-0 is flattering to them and overall our performance against the top team in China was OK."