Millthorpe Tigers were left disappointed after letting a 2-0 lead slip in their clash with Barnstoneworth Saints at Redmond Oval to walk away with a 3-all draw in their Orange District Football Association.
Midfield Nic Smith said the first half was "some of the best football we've played all year", with goals to Jono McCann and Nathan Wells giving them a healthy lead at the break.
However, Smith said the defence broke down in the second half and the side "fell apart", with the Saints' wingers pushing their resolve.
It was very quiet in the rooms after the game.Nic Smith
Wells managed to add a second goal to his name in the half, but the Tigers' forward presses were all either pushed back or hit the woodwork, leaving the side dejected post-match.
"It was very quiet in the rooms after the game," Smith said.
"We got the win last week and had some confidence and we started well but to blow a lead like that was disappointing."
The draw leaves Millthorpe in unfamiliar territory, sitting sixth of eight on the ODFA ladder.
At the other end of the table, Barnstoneworth FC have leap-frogged Cowra Eagles into first place after a solid win on the weekend.
Formerly in second place, FC hit the lead after a 5-0 thumping of Waratahs United while their club-mated Barnstoneworth United helped turned the tide over Cowra with a win on their first road-trip of the season in Edgell Park.
They took the points with a 2-1 win over the Eagles, while Waratah FC recorded a 5-0 thumping of Ex-Services FC.
In B-Grade it was a top-of-the-table clash when Barnstoneworth Rangers came up against second-placed CYMS Green on Saturday.
In a sign of a tough season's rivalry ahead, both sides' undefeated record remains intact, after a hard-fought 3-3 all draw.
Barnstoneworth United are starting to find their form. Barnies' Chris Davis scored in the 1-1 draw against Waratahs Wolf-Pack, Cowra edged a 3-2 win over Saints Stars.
Saints Ignite had a 4-3 win over the Ex-Services' FC Bobcats, while Kinross had a 5-2 over Ex-Services' FC Bengals.
Undefeated at the top of the C-Grade table, CYMS Pink kept their record intact with a solid 6-0 win over Brighouse.
Showing signs of improvement, Brighouse held last season's premiers at bay for the first thirty minutes until the flood gates opened.
New signing Cino Kurian, made the most of a goal mouth scramble to open the scoring for Denley Moor in their clash with last year's over 35s premiers Waratahs.
A penalty by Matt Duffy brought the scores level by half-time.
Denley hit the front with a cracker from Phil Bennett, before tahs' Mark Pell found space to beat the keeper and level for a 2-2 draw.
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