Darlington Point Coleambally and West Wyalong have ensured the close battle for a finals position continues after the sides finished level at Ron Crowe Oval on Sunday.
It was the Mallee Men who started the game strong with a try inside the opening two minutes with a try to Sterling Ross.
The lead was short lived as the Roosters found their way into the game with a try to Ben Mahon and with Josh Veivers kicking the conversion the visitors took the lead.
The sides traded blows for the remainder of the first half with a try a minute before the halftime interval from Craig Iverach giving the Mallee Men a 16-12 lead at the break.
It was a fast start to the second half with three tries in the opening 10 minutes with Iverach crossing for his second of the day while Mahon also doubled his tally for the day and Daniel Williams crossed for the Roosters.
Back-to-back tries for West Wyalong’s Justin Kerry and Chris Mayberry saw them move out to a six-point lead with just over 20 minutes remaining.
The Roosters refused to lie down with Veivers taking centre stage scoring a try and kicking two conversions to give DPC a sniff at the win with six minutes remaining.
The Mallee Men found away across the line within a minute of Veivers scoring as Mayberry scored his second of the day and with five minutes remaining in the match a conversion tied the game up.
The draw may have been enough for the Mallee Men to secure their place in the finals now sitting two wins ahead of Leeton, Yenda and Yanco-Wamoon.
LEETON Greens coach Brent Pike has described Sunday’s loss to the Sharks as “gut-wrenching”.
The Greens went down to Tullibigeal Lakes United 34-32 at Lake Cargelligo Sportsground.
The two-point loss was made all the more heartbreaking given the Greens were in front with just minutes remaining.
Meanwhile, it was a convincing win for Yenda when they took on Hay at Wade Park.
Doubles to Ben Black, Jayden Conaghan and a hat-trick for Jermayne Cook secure a 64-10 win over the Magpies.
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