The Riverina Rhinos have kept their hopes of staying in the top division of the Capital Football National Premier League competition alive after picking up a 1-1 draw against Woden-Weston on Saturday afternoon.
The Rhinos looked the more dangerous of the two sides in the opening half an hour. However, they found themselves behind after Woden-Weston found the back of the net.
While not pleased with the way the goal was scored coach Gabriel Abdala was happy with the way his side reacted.
"Their goal came from scrappy defending, we dropped our guard, and they pounced on that," he said.
"You look at the results we have suffered this season, and they haven't let that affect them. They have gone out there and shown their character."
Their fighting ability was on full display when Luke Pandolfo played a long ball in the direction of Keith Jackson, and after the Wanderers defence wasn't able to control the ball, Jackson pounced, got into the box and placed the ball into the bottom corner.
The Woden side had a chance to retake the lead however their best chance before halftime was ruled out due to offside.
The Rhinos had a period of sustained pressure on the Woden defence with Conor Earley and Joe Preece both having shots saved by the Wanderers keeper.
The result means that the gap between the ninth-placed Rhinos and the eighth-placed Tuggeranong side is eight points. The Riverina side has this weekend off before they return home to take on Tigers FC.