For the third time in the opening six rounds, Marconi have let a two-goal lead slip and had to settle for a draw - their fourth of the season against the Wollongong Wolves.
After knocking off rivals Sydney United 58 last week for their first win, the Stallions looked set for consecutive wins when skipper Marko Jesic netted twice inside the first 20 minutes.
But the visitors rallied either side of the break with Darcy Madden scoring from a short corner and Stefan Dimovski restoring parity after Marconi failed to clear the ball.
Neither team could find the winner in the final 30-minutes, leaving the Stallions in seventh place on seven points.
"We did really well to get two goals in front, but you got to give credit to Wollongong," Marconi coach Peter Tsekenis said.
"However, I am a bit disappointed that we let go of a 2-0 lead, but we can be better, much better. We just have to move on for our next game."
Meanwhile, defending champions Sydney United 58 have come crashing back down to earth with a 5-1 loss to Northbridge Bulls.
After conceding three goals in their opening four wins, the Reds have now let in seven goals in consecutive loses which has seen them drop to second place.
- This Sunday (3pm), the Reds host Wollongong and Marconi play APIA-Leichhardt at Lambert Park (3pm).