WAGGA City Wanderers maintained their unbeaten start to the NPL Two season despite being left frustrated by a goalless draw on Saturday.
The Wanderers were unable to capitalise on the majority of play as they were held to a 0-0 draw with Weston Molonglo at Gissing Oval.
The visitors' defence proved too strong for Wagga City as they were left to rue what could have been in the second round of the season.
Isaac Brooker had a shot cleared off the line by the back of an opponent's leg, while Luke Stevens also went tantalisingly close when putting a chance across the goal face.
While frustrated, Wanderers coach Michael Babic chose to look at the positives from the draw.
"Once again we proved (on Saturday) that we're more than competitive," Babic said.
"I think they'll be more happy with the draw then we are. They're a side that will be pushing for the top four and I think (on Saturday) we were the better side even though we didn't get the result so again it's that belief that we're more than competitive in this league.
"I do expect that there are no easy games in this league, every week is going to be a tough game. The key thing now moving forward is consistency every week."
Babic was happy that his team were able to control the play for the majority but added that there was a valuable lesson for the Wanderers to learn from the outing.
"I think we were always in control of the game. The majority of the game was played in their half and we were very rarely threatened at the back so I didn't feel like we were going to concede," he said.
"Having said that, for the amount of play that we had, we created chances but maybe not as many as I would like. And that's credit to them, they haven't conceded in two games and defensively they're very strong.
"They set up very well and they've got some good defenders so that's a real credit to them and a good learning thing for us that when the chances come you have to be clinical."
Babic refused to use the fact his team is still getting used to playing together as a reason for not finding the back of the net.
"Realistically, it's still only our second game with four new players in the side so those things are still coming together, the way we want to play, we're working on that however I wouldn't put it down to that," he said.
"We had enough of the ball and we created enough chances to win the game of football, we were just unlucky in some finishing.
"Overall I was really happy with our general level of play. I didn't ever feel like we were going to lose the game but we just couldn't find the winner."
Babic described Stevens' performance as 'phenomenal' as he and defender Dylan Berkley continued their strong start to the year with impressive displays for the second consecutive week.
Teenager Elijah Brooker also made an impact coming off the bench.
The Wanderers' under 23s went down 3-2 to Western Molonglo, while three of the four junior boys teams won.