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Kemp urges Melbourne Victory to be more disciplined

Melbourne Victory defender Matthew Kemp has urged his teammates to be a bit more disciplined in future matches.

Kemp, who was back in action for his first A-League match since February in last Friday's AAMI Park fixture with Brisbane Roar, hopes the Victory team are better adept to hold onto a lead next time they have one.

Last week, the Victory were up 3-2 deep into injury time but conceded a goal to the league leaders in the dying seconds of the match to end up with just a point and Kemp, who compared the defeat with losing a Grand Final, hopes an important lesson has been learnt.

"It felt like we'd lost the grand final or something," Kemp told the Herald Sun.

"To come back and the emotion of it being my first game back - and we thought we had it in the bag and to throw it away was massive. It felt like a loss at the end.

"Hopefully we can learn from that and be a bit more disciplined and shut up shop when we're in front."

And Kemp highlighted the significance of taking maximum points when they meet derby rivals Melbourne Heart this weekend.

"It is very important," he added. "We need to pick up three points and we're throwing them away at the minute."

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