Ninety minutes of see-sawing soccer could not separate Monaro Panthers and Woden-Weston as the fight to edge the top four continues.
Monaro and Woden-Weston remain on equal points after their round nine clash ended in a 1-all draw on Saturday night. The teams entered the match two points shy of the Capital Football leaders and are now equal on 10 points with three wins, four losses and a draw.
The tight contest see-sawed across Riverside Stadium throughout the first half as both teams failed to find the back of the net.
Woden-Weston kicked off the second half to a firing start as Deng Aleer Deng and Alex Oloriegbe took control and each came close to scoring.
The Panthers crumbled under the early pressure and conceded an own-goal in the 57th minute off a Joe Lawless free kick.
It took just 10 minutes for Monaro to correct their mistake as Joshua Gulevski ran down the left sideline and booted the ball into the right corner. Monaro coach Jimmy Kanardis said his men should have clenched the game after they took back control.
"I feel for the boys after we scored both of the goals," Kanaridis said.
"There was no luck in it at all but to their testament that's when they woke up and started playing a bit of footy. They just found another gear in themselves and the game came back into our favor. We were coming home with a wet sail but they slowed us down every time we did that. It was a fair result."
Woden-Weston coach Rey Castro was proud his side kept Monaro's star front line quiet.
"The boys were giving the best they had but it wasn't to be," Castro said.
"We played a team who beat Canberra Olympic a few weeks ago, so I'm proud of the boys. Any other day we would have scored those goals so as long as we're getting chances that's a positive outlook for us.
"We played with our hearts on our sleeve and our motivation was there."
In other games, Tuggeranong United defeated Riverina Rhinos 3-0 at Greenway Enclosed and the top four teams will clash on Sunday afternoon. Cooma Tigers host ladder-leading Canberra Olympic at Nijong Oval, while Canberra FC take on Gungahlin United.