Marconi coach Peter Tsekenis said he was "proud" of their 0-0 draw with Sydney United 58 in Sunday's local derby after being reduced to 10-men for more than half the match.
Coming off back-to-back losses, the Stallions kept their finals chances alive with a spirited second half display without in-form Mitch Mallia who was sent off before half-time.
"We had a couple of half-chances but it was hard being down a man for over half the game but we dug in and got a result of sorts," Tsekenis said.
For United, it was their third straight week playing a team without their full complement and once again failed to capitalise on their opportunities. The Reds remain in fourth while Marconi are in ninth place.