It was only fair that Nick Greenhalgh's late field goal attempt missed on Saturday at the Nowra Showground.
Five-eighth Greenhalgh, with seconds to go, had the chance to break the 30-all deadlock and give Shellharbour Sharks a Group Seven Rugby League victory over the Nowra Bomaderry Jets but his kick was wide.
Halfback Matt Carroll also had a late field goal attempt for the Sharks but his shot was also wide of the mark.
The draw was a fair result and both teams deserved to leave the ground with something for their efforts.
The Jets deserved a reward for the way they played in the first half and the home side rattled their highly fancied rivals.
The visitors showed great determination to fight back and they could have easily went home with the competition points.
It was obvious straight from the kick-off that the Jets wanted to make a statement against the 2018 title-holders and they did just that with a typical electric try to winger Jake Gould in the opening minutes.
When centre Ryan James put his name on the try-scorers' list the Jets were cruising with a 12-nil lead.
You can't say the Sharks were at their best, early in the piece, and were making too many errors.
A try to second rower Dane Sablowski, 18 minutes before the break, strangely did not spark the Sharks but instead got the Jets moving again.
The Jets went into the match without respected halfback Geoff Johnson and most of the playmaker's role went to five-eighth Josh Coulter.
Coulter responded well to the extra responsibility and he played a crucial role, after beating several players, in a try to back-rower Josh Power-Farrell to make the score 18-6 which was extended to 20-8 at the halftime break thanks to a penalty goal from captain-coach Dylan Farrell.
It was the best first half the Jets produced all season which made Farrell happy.
He said his team, despite having several key players out, really clicked into gear in the first half.
"The effort shows the quality we do have but not finishing things off was tough to take," he said.
"A draw sometimes feels like a loss, especially as I thought we were in control for most of the game.
"They scored off some of our errors which is pretty disappointing and we lacked concentration at crucial parts of the game.
"Like I said the draw hurts but at least we take one point away."
Farrell agreed that the Sharks were favoured to win the match.
"We are never going to be looked at from the outside world as the team that can do it (win the premiership) but we know that with this group of people we have that we can and the draw proves it," he said.
"However, we just can't finish it off and as a coach, I have a bit to do there, but the talent is here and we now have to work harder."
Farrell said in patches the Jets produced its best effort of the year.
The Sharks no doubt received a stern dressing-down in the sheds and came out more determined in the second half.
A try to Carroll got things rolling for the Sharks and they gradually ate away at the Jets' lead.
The Jets, with five to go, led 30-24 but a converted try to centre Kade Sampson levelled things up and a draw was a fair result.
Fullback Tyson Simpson, Coulter, hooker Nathan Deaves, centre Dwyane Connors and Power-Farrell were strong for the home side.
Prop Liam Ryan, hooker Kiran Tranter, Sablowski in the back-row and Sampson out in the backs were all strong for the Sharks.