THE Kempsey Saints have come away from their trip to Taree with a point following a 3-3 draw with the Taree Wildcats at Omaru Park on Saturday.
In what was one of four tied games from the round, the side grabbed the advantage early only to concede three straight goals before netting twice midway through the second half to level the scores.
Saints Coach, Jason Fisher, said the final result reflected an inconsistent performance from his side.
“We absolutely dominated the first half but didn’t show up in the first part of the second,” he said.
“I felt we should have been ahead by about five goals at half time because we just had so many chances.”
The visitors picked up where they left off against the Port Saints the previous week with Tristan Smith putting them in the lead early on.
They continued to probe the Wildcats goal throughout the first half with little return while their opponents managed a goal of their own to ensure there was nothing separating the sides on the scoreboard at half time.
The Wildcats came alive at the beginning of the second as two quick goals put them in the box seat.
Kempsey kept fighting however, and managed to reduce the margin to a solitary goal as Troy Ward converted a free kick from outside the box.
They found themselves in a similar situation 10 minutes later with Daniel Baker kicking truly to once again put the sides back on level pegging.
Fisher said his side will need to improve their ball work ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Wallis Lake.
“We sort of got away from the two touch football we were able to execute so well against the Port Saints,” he said.
“There were certain points in the match where I thought some of the guys were trying too hard when all they needed to do was keep it simple. We won our previous encounter with Wallis Lakes so we know what it takes to get the result.”
The Kempsey Saints will take on Wallis Lakes at Eden st tomorrow from 3pm.