Amid head-shaking frustration, GJ Gardner Wanganui Athletic coach Jason King summed his side's current predicament best.

It really doesn't matter how well you play if the ball is not going in the net.

A strong case can be made for Athletic having had the better of Napier Marist at Wembley Park on Saturday – they certainly created more and better chances – but it was a first-half injury time goal to Luis Toomey which gave the Hawke's Bay side a narrow 1-0 win in their Lotto Federation League match.

Goals have been the one ingredient missing from Athletic's match day