The experience in the Orana Spurs lineup came to the fore on Saturday as the undermanned squad fought back from trailing early to earn a share of the points in its Western Premier League (WPL) opener at Parkes.
The newly-established Parkes Cobras enjoyed a dream start to life in the revamped regional competition by scoring the first goal in the early stages of the clash at Woodward Oval.
But a severely under strength Spurs kept things calm, worked their way back into the match and a strike from Pete Morrison got things back all square.
The Cobras played some slick football at times and were left frustrated after having goals disallowed but the Spurs defence, led by Dave Ferguson, ensured the points were shared.
"It was good to get that first game under the belt," captain Jared Corby said.
"The strong backline stood out. We've been playing together for a number of years but we're trying something new this year and trying to make it better.
Spurs made the trip to Parkes with just two on the bench and that posed a challenge given fitness levels across the competition are a little lower than they normally would be given the COVID-19-enforced layoff in recent months.
"It's going to be tight every week," Corby said.
Spurs have the bye next weekend.
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