LEETON United had to settle for a 1-all draw with Young on Sunday afternoon despite dominating the play for most of the day.
United hosted the Lions at the Mia Sportsground, but it was Young who struck first just before half-time.
After several missed opportunities, Leeton were able to get a goal of their own in the second to level the score.
The draw has meant United has climbed into fourth on the Pascoe Cup ladder, but Young are still nipping at their heels, along with Wagga United.
Leeton coach Frank Alampi was left wondering what could have been.
"I think in the first half, Young probably only got over the halfway mark on the field four or five times ... we were playing so well, creating opportunities, but as has been the problem all year, we weren't capitalising on them," he said.
"It was pretty much the same again in the second half.
"We really should have won and beaten them convincingly. Things just didn't go our way, but we've just got to get better."
United needs to make sure it wins every game from here on out to remain in the race for the finals.
This weekend they will take on first-placed Hanwood in what will likely be a tough, but fiery encounter between the two rivals.
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