SAVUSAVU made a comeback following the heavy 1-4 loss to Suva in their opening Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League match to clinch a point in their second game against Nadi yesterday.
The northern minnows held the high-riding Jet Set side 1-1 at Subrail Park in Labasa.
Savusavu did not lose their morale following the bashing on Saturday and recuperated to display a defensive match under wet conditions.
The Manoj Lal-coached side thrilled some 1000 northern fans with fancy dribbling, footwork and aggressive defence that kept the momentum of the game to the final whistle.
But a blunder by Savusavu defenders cost them vital points as they went down by a goal in the 44th minute of the first half through Nadi's Napolioni Qasevakatini's goal.
Savusavu ironed their mistakes in the second spell and denied Nadi more goals.
Abishek Chand rewarded the young side for their brilliant effort to level the game 1-1.
Nadi tried to clinch the winner but was unfortunate as the boys from Cakaudrove stood their ground to deny the visitors their second win.
Coach Lal thanked the players for their performance, adding they could have won if only the team had trained together a bit longer.
"There is no proper training at all for the boys and they are unfit but I am happy they played well against the visitors," he said.
"There is room for improvement and we hope to display a good match against Lautoka in the next round."
Nadi coach Timoci Raju labelled his team's performance "satisfactory".
"We anticipated a six points from our northern tour unfortunately, we only gained four points but such a result won't deter us from striving for victories in our upcoming matches," he said.
"I thank the boys for putting up a tough battle against Savusavu and we hope to do the same with other opponents."