A 10-man Albury United found an extra level when it counted in a thrilling come from behind 3-2 victory against Albury Hotspurs at Aloysius Park on Sunday.
Spurs opened up a 2-0 buffer at the break, but lacked enough composure to close out the game against a quality United side.
The early exchanges were even with both sides unable to find the final pass to create a clear-cut chance.
Spurs lost former NPL player Brian Vanega half an hour in after he snapped his achilles tendon and was helped from the field.
Veteran Jon Cochrane replaced him and made an instant impact when he cut a ball back to Jacob Schreiber who squeezed his shot past United keeper Ryan Withers for the opener in the 38th minute.
Less than five minutes later, Schreiber got in behind the Greens' defence and found the top corner from the edge of the 18-yard box to double Spurs' advantage at the break.
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Coach James Eggleston was substituted at half-time due to work commitments and Spurs went back into their shells.
The Greens first goal came in the 65th minute when the ball ended up in the back of the net after a scramble in the box.
United was reduced to 10 men when Sam Andrew was shown red, but they didn't back down.
Spurs somewhat steadied the ship and withstood a barrage of United attacks before James Carr headed home from close range to equalise for the Greens in the 88th minute.
The visitors weren't content with a point and Frenchman Gauthier Robin got on the end of a long ball in the 90th minute and calmly slotted United's third to hand them a nail-biting 3-2 result.
United coach Matt Campbell was confident his side could turn it around.
"We created four five chances in the first half and I felt we could do it again," he said.
"We had a good last 20 minutes, but you don't want to be doing that every week.
"We spoke at half-time about being a bit more accountable defensively and taking our chances when they come and that's pretty much what happened.
"The momentum was with us and we were getting a lot of ball into Melkie (Woldemichael) and the midfield was starting to have an impact."
Hotspurs assistant coach Matt Townsend said they will take plenty from the game.
"We were in control for most of the game, but we had to bring on two guys who played all of reserves and a lot of the senior game and they got us on a couple of counter attacks," he said.
"There's plenty of great signs for us."
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