Rebels fightback to hit the lead, but left to settle for a draw

The Rebels were once again left to ponder what could have been as it saw another winning opportunity slip by.

The Rebels’ season to date has been riddled with chances, yet they only has one win.

They have led on a number of occasions at three quarter-time and on Sunday it stormed back into the contest to hit the front with six minutes to go against Oakleigh Chargers after Charlie Wilson kicked his third.

DRIVING FORWARD: Greater Western Victoria Rebel Kayne Councillor drives the ball forward against the Chargers at Mars Stadium. The two teams played out a tense and tight draw. Pictures: Dylan Burns

DRIVING FORWARD: Greater Western Victoria Rebel Kayne Councillor drives the ball forward against the Chargers at Mars Stadium. The two teams played out a tense and tight draw. Pictures: Dylan Burns

A rushed behind gave the Rebels a two-point buffer shortly after. The Chargers then had two gettable chances, one snap taking an eager bounce and escaping a waiting Charger in the goal face before the levelling point just missed, fading in the breeze with 15 seconds remaining.

Coach Marc Greig addressed players, friends and family after the game and said he was pleased with the fightback after trailing for the entire day until the dying minutes, but once again was left frustrated with missed opportunities. Greig said it was important the group continues to work on seizing the moment once in winning positions.

UNDER PRESSURE: Rebels leader Scott Carlin gets rid of the ball under fierce Chargers' pressure, a late behind tying the teams up on the scoreboard.

UNDER PRESSURE: Rebels leader Scott Carlin gets rid of the ball under fierce Chargers' pressure, a late behind tying the teams up on the scoreboard.