Joeys FC United will now have to rely on other results to go their way if they are going to make the semi finals of the premier league.
Coach Stephen Gadd said they were hurt by their missed opportunities once again after they were made to settle for a 1-all draw with East Armidale.
While it was a fast-moving game with both sides trying to press forward in attack, all the damage was done in a matter of minutes.
Despite a number of opportunities, it wasn’t until the 70th minute that the first goal was scored, when Joeys skipper Mitch Christie took advantage of a penalty to put his side in the lead.
The lead was taken away as quickly as it came, when Easts found an equaliser from a free kick just two minutes later.
“If you have a lapse in concentration, you get punished,” coach Stephen Gadd said.
“It’s just something that happens and hopefully we can learn from it.”
Gadd said he was very disappointed to only come away with a draw.
“It was, because I thought we had the better of the opportunities.
“We had them under the pump for majority of the game and I think we should’ve taken more from it.”
The Joeys have a bye tomorrow and will meet Glen Innes in the final round of the regular competition next weekend.
While they’re not yet out of the hunt for a place in the semi-finals, Gadd admitted they would be relying on other results to go their way from here on in.