LEETON United was forced to settle for a 3-all draw against Lake Albert on Sunday after they were unable to keep their early, blistering momentum going.
United controlled much of the first half at MIA Sportsground on Sunday afternoon after the match was delayed by about 20 minutes following an injury to Leeton's Macauley Harrison in the reserve grade fixture.
However, once the game got going and Leeton United found their feet about 10 minutes in, it appeared they were on the fast track to victory.
The first half had goals come via Fred Gardner and Munya Kawara and United's communication with each other on the field and their control of the ball was something coach Frank Alampi was impressed with.
"That was one of, if not our best, first halves of the season," he said.
"We controlled the ball really well after the first 10 minutes and the boys were just working well together."
It was a different second half for Leeton United, who had already played out a 2-all draw with Lake Albert in their first meeting earlier this season.
Their opposition came out hunting and, at one stage, Leeton United were down 3-2.
They were eventually able to find another goal through Kawara, but it was a game Alampi said they could have won.
"We just made a lot of silly mistakes in that second half which cost us," he said.
"There were a lot of individual errors and I think that frustrated the boys.
"It's something we will need to improve on and the boys know that.
"They had an excellent first half, but after the break and the change in momentum, we just didn't handle it very well."
Leeton United remain in second on the Football Wagga Pascoe Cup first grade ladder.
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This weekend they will play a catch up match against Henwood Park after it was earlier washed out.
Football Wagga has also decided to extend the 2021 season, meaning finals will again be held later in the year.
In the meantime, it's back to training for United this week as they prepare for another big game against Henwood Park.
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