IT IS a measure of the expectations at the Noosa football club that a 1-1 draw at home to last season's premiers, Maroochydore, is viewed as disappointing.
Both teams played well on a heavy and sodden field and created enough opportunities to treble the score line.
While it was a goalless first half, there had been plenty of entertainment, with the home side having the better of the chances.
The Noosa forwards, Dan Upton and Matt Thompson made light of the conditions and continued their irrepressible form, with Thompson scoring a fine goal in the 50th minute.
Maroochydore showed it was not to be underestimated and equalised in the 56th minute.
Both teams created more goal scoring chances but resolute and well-organised defences ensured there would be no further addition to the score.
The reserve grade side went down 4-1 but played extremely well, particularly in the first half and should have gone into the break 2-0 up.
Results haven't gone its way so far this season but there have been some encouraging team performances and individuals like Chris Jancevski have adapted well to the senior ranks.
The break in the wet weather enabled most of the junior teams to get back on the fields.
The club boasts a number of talented and competitive junior sides this season, which bodes well for the future.
The under-12 (1) side continued its impressive form with a 6-3 win away at Beerwah.
This Saturday top-of-the-table Buderim is the visitor and it will be a big night at the Lions' Den.
Kick off for reserve grade is 4pm and 6pm for the Premier Division.
Buderim has recorded eight straight wins so far this season and last weekend beat NYU 8-0.
"The club boasts a number of talented and competitive junior sides this season, which bodes well for the future."