Coaches Kevin Muscat and John Aloisi were left unhappy at the state of the pitch provided for their FFA Cup clash at Perry Park on Wednesday.
Melbourne Victory were able to secure a 5-1 win on the night and advance to the Round of 16 at Brisbane Roar's expense.
However, Victory coach Muscat was not pleased with the condition of the pitch, especially coming up against a fellow A-League side.
"For an A-League team to produce that surface as a venue...you expect it going to NPL teams but it was unexpected playing on that surface against another A-League team," Muscat said post-match.
"Having said that the most pleasing thing was our performance, I thought we were good value for the result."
Roar coach Alosi was just as unhappy, but admitted it was the only ground available to host the Round of 32 clash.
"It's no excuse but the pitch was not good," Aloisi said.
"Because the pitch was so bad we still tried to play our football but our mistakes cost us, they punished us.
"The (host club Brisbane) Strikers are trying to look after the pitch as much as possible, it's not their fault - they have a lot of football being played on it.
"But this is the only pitch we could have used but it didn't suit us, put it that way."
Victory will face Adelaide United in the last 16, with that match tipped to take place at Coopers Stadium.