Flames paid the price for their inability to convert their chances with Waratahs jagging a late equaliser and a share of the points in their Tamworth women's first grade clash.
Waratahs completed their fightback from 2-nil down with just over a minute remaining to notch their second 2-all draw in as many games.
Coming off an eight goal thumping of Tudor Wests, it was a story of missed opportunities for Flames.
"We didn't convert our chances and that put us in a vulnerable position," coach Barrie Pritchard said.
By his count they would have had at least eight penalty corners but were only able to score off one of them. Namoi Spark put that away only a couple of minutes into the game.
Pritchard said they had "a fair chunk of the attack" after that and went 2-nil up when Ruby Spark intercepted the ball, drove to the circle and beat the keeper with a good shot to join her mum on the scorecard.
Waratahs captain Katrina Rekunow got through three would-be Flames defenders on half-way, passed off and received the ball back, before finishing on the reverse to make it 2-1 about 10 minutes into the second half.
"That was when we really paid the penalty of not converting our chances," Pritchard said.
They would have had "three or four" chances to restore their two-goal advantage, even up to the final minutes, earning two penalty corners in the last four minutes.
But they couldn't find the back of the net.
"The midfield worked pretty hard - Namoi (Spark), Julie (Rodda) and Jess Jess Fleury," Pritchard said.
Bek May also had a good game at the back.
Tudors meanwhile bounced back from their last round hammering with a 4-2 win over Olympians.
"The girls were awesome, they're starting to work as a team," coach Sam Levick said.
That was for him one of the most pleasing aspects, and was highlighted in the manor of their goals.
"Three of our four goals came from three one-touch passes within the 25 into the circle," he said.
And finished off with a one-touch slap shot.
Two of those, Levick added, were scored by 12-year olds McKenna Barnett-Suey and Lauren Vella who, he said, have really grown in confidence.
He was also really pleased to see them implement what they have been working on at training.
"We started to get our press right, which put a lot of pressure on them and turned over the ball," he said.
There were a few hairy moments but keeper Maeve Galvin made some "wonderful saves and clearances" to get them out of trouble and maintain their lead.
Services proved too strong for South United in the other game thrashing them 8-nil.
Coach Josh Worpel said it was good to put a few goals away and keep their opposition scoreless again but did point out that Souths were very understrength with a number of players away with Tamworth at the State Under-18s Championships.
He did however note that a lot of the work they have been doing on their ball movement and defence at training is starting to show.
"We were a lot more patient with our passing," he said.
"We really held onto possession a lot better than we have the last few games."
Lily Beattie was prominent up front striking a hat-trick.
Worpel thought Brydie Chegwyn was also good for them at right half, and Sarah Dicker in the middle.