A FRUSTRATED Brothers Aston Villa team was left to rue its missed opportunities after playing out a nil-all draw against Fraser Flames.
A defiant Flames side held its defensive line against its more favoured opponents repelling Villa's attacking onslaught on Sunday afternoon at Brothers home ground.
Villa coach Tim Lunnon said although Flames were solid in defence his side still should have netted a goal and three vital points on the Three Cities ladder.
"We had multiple opportunities to score but couldn't find the back of the net," he said.
"We had several close-range shots at goal, which we would normally have put away."
A win would have put Villa at the top of the ladder.
As it stands, United Park Eagles have leap-frogged Villa into top spot after a 5-0 win against Bingera.
Only trailing 1-0 at half-time, Bingera was playing well without experienced trio Brett Kitching, Shane Youngberry and Callum Tranent.
However, Bingera coach Darren De Florian said a red card early in the second half opened the flood gates as the Eagles piled on the goals.
"Going down to 10 men really hurt us - especially against a side like United Park," he said.
"It is still a long way to go in the Three Cities competition."
Across The Waves made it four wins on the trot with a thumping 6-0 win against last-placed Alloway.
ATW captain Matt Martin said it was a comfortable victory for his team and only complacency in the second-half stopped the side from adding to its goal tally.
"It became a training run for us in the second half," he said.
With representative games this weekend the Three Cities League takes a break.
However the semi-finals of the NewsMail Cup are tomorrow week.
ATW play Diggers and United Park Eagles play Villa at Martens Oval from 6.30pm.