Canberra United played host to Brisbane Roar in a hot Thursday night game, with the teams splitting the points to start Round 9.
United saw more chances in the last half hour of the match, peppering the goal in the last few minutes, but were unable to find a winner.
Mulaudzi to Flannery for a clean shot only to be denied by a Clare Polkinghorne header. Flannery with a turn and shoot but Arnold could dive and save.
Khamis came out of the box to collect Nagasato and a yellow with ten minutes to go in the match, with both sides finding a bit of pace to finish as the temperature came back below 30 degrees.
Chances were flying in the last gasps, Flannery and Pickett had the most spectacular shots - while Rojas will rue the one straight on goal she pushed high.
Canberra United coach Heather Garriock wasn’t happy with the result, particularly where the side had dominated play.
“I’m more disappointed with the point, we should have got three points today.”
“There’s a lot of positives tonight, but we need to finish games.”
Captain Rachel Corsie paid tribute to the character of Canberra United in bouncing back from a crushing loss in Round 8, but conceded there isn’t much time to turn the season around.
“There’s four games left, we need to start getting points on the board.”
Brisbane Roar coach Melissa Andreatta wasn’t happy leaving Canberra with the single point but praised her side’s efforts in difficult conditions.
“I think there’s a few factors that impacted the performance. The weather was one. You could tell, for both teams, there was a bit of fatigue and sloppiness toward the end.”
Andreatta praised McCormick's desperation and particularly Polkinghorne all round as a fantastic leader to work with.
“Polky is an absolute brick, not only on the park but what she does off the park, getting around players.”
The Brisbane side have a few weeks off now to reset and refresh before travelling to face Melbourne City, while Canberra United face Perth Glory in Round 10.