The Leeton Greens took the lead in the dying stages of the game and managed to hold on to take a 38-28 win over the Black and Whites at Leeton No 1 Oval.
The home side didn't wait long to have an impact on the scoreboard with Kirtis Fisher getting over the line with just two minutes gone before they were able to double their lead with a try to Jordan Demarzo.
The Black and Whites were then able to pounce on a Greens mistake just 10 metres out from their own line as Stephen Broome pounced on a drop ball to score under the post.
The Panthers took the lead soon after with Kane Simpson scored his first of the afternoon after gathering his grubber.
While the momentum looked to be swinging towards the visitors, Adam Twigg and Ty Fletcher were able to restore the advantage for the Greens as they went into the halftime break up 22-12.
The Black and Whites made a fast start to the second half with Kane Simpson getting over the line just 10 seconds after play resumed but with 33 minutes to go Josh Fisher scored to see the Greens leading by 10 points.
As both sides struggled to control the ball, George Broome closed the gap with a try in the corner while Shane Makea brought the scores level with a successful conversion from Gospel Toru.
Leeton pushed their lead back to six points with 15 minutes to go with Demarzo scoring his second of the match.
Kirtis Fisher was able to put the game to bead with two penalty goals in the final seven minutes to see the Greens take a 10-point win.
Leeton coach Warren Weir was pleased to see his side take the points in what he described as an ugly game.
"We sort of played good in patches but we just kept making way to many mistakes coming out of our own end," he said.
"Little drop balls, penalties and making half breaks and pushing the pass we were just putting pressure on ourselves.
"They got a bit of momentum and were just feeding off our mistakes. I knew if we could cut them out, we would be right, but we just continually made mistakes."
Weir paid credit to the work of two of his forwards and the impact they had on the game.
"Hayden Philp has been good all year and lead from the front again and made a great try-saving tackle at the end," he said.
"Rhys Wilesmith stood up today and got us on the front foot when the going was tough."
The Greens will stay at home next weekend when they take on Yenda while the Black and Whites will look to keep their finals hopes alive against Waratahs.