Dubbo College boys and girls sides played aggressive soccer against Bathurst on Thursday at Hans Claven Oval in the 2019 Astley Cup, but where the girls were beaten soundly, the boys put up a fight.
The boy's teams drew 1-1 after a tight first half with neither side scoring.
Dubbo came out strong into the second half of the game, landing the first goal.
For most of the game Dubbo held onto the lead, and it was looking like Bathurst wasn't going to get the ball into the net.
Both sides suffered injuries towards the end of the game, with two players on either side being pulled off due to ankle injuries after separate tumbles within minutes of each other.
Five minutes from the final whistle, Bathurst was able to get one past the keeper to salvage a draw.
The Dubbo girls also scored first in its game, landing one in the net in the first five minutes of the game against the Bathurst girls.
But it was a short-lived celebration, with Bathurst showing its strength especially in the second half, and ultimately taking out a 4-1 win over Dubbo.
Bathurst's first goal came from a successful penalty shot, followed by a second penalty shot, showcasing the sides sharpshooting ability.
By half time Bathurst was leading, and into the second half, they came out stronger, with more ball control and better defence than the Dubbo side.
Dubbo's Tilly Irvine was acknowledged for her good a defence against Bathurst, and Taneka Todhunter showed great attacking skills.
Alex Couley was another Dubbo player taking large strides for the side.
Dubbo girls Coach Alison Piddington said it was a very competitive game, but her side played well.
"Bathurst was obviously the better team, very aggressive on the ball," she said.
"But Dubbo had great defence, and they played really competitively."
Bathurst gun Talliah Blenman said she was pleased with the win, saying she was pleased with how her team played.
"It was a pretty tough game," she said.
"The girls did well, I'm very proud."