Delighted Riverside coach Alex Gaetani was swift to point out that the 0-0 draw his side earned against Tasmania's FFA Cup representative South Hobart should be measured in more than just its ladder value.
"It's one point but it's worth so much more than that," he beamed after Olympic's best performance of the season had produced their first tangible home return.
"It's just gold to come up against a team like that and get something from the game.
"We've got to be really happy with that. It's our first 90-minute performance of the season and against a very good team that is experienced, well organised and full of talent.
It's one point but it's worth so much more than thatRiverside coach Alex Gaetani
"They had more possession and chances but we had been getting closer and closer in recent weeks and deserved that."
Olympic rode their luck and needed a penalty save from their regular saviour Jarrod Hill to get over the line.
But a defence brilliantly marshalled by captain Ethan Olner stood firm and when Ben Hamlett produced some comedic tragedy befitting his name to first win and then squander the 21st-minute spot-kick that Hill and Jon O'Neill saved in instalments, it began to look like it would be Olympic's day.
Hill cemented his reputation as one of the state's best keepers with further saves from Nick Morton, Adam Gorrie and Gilly Desouza to the delight of a large home crowd swelled by a popular women's day.
And despite winning the shot count 19-3 and the corners 7-1, the visitors' frustration boiled over when even experienced coach Ken Morton earned a yellow card for expressing a somewhat liberal view of the central official.
There was more joy across town a couple of hours later as Launceston City picked up more anticipated points against bottom-placed Clarence.
A ruthless first-half showing had City 4-0 up against Clarence by half-time although coach Lino Sciulli was disappointed his side could not add to that advantage in the second half.
"Happy with the first half but in the second we lost shape a bit," he said.
"We were working on a press that has not really worked but we've come off two losses in a row and had to do something today."
Martin Mitreski, Mackenzie Hancox, Tom Ottavi and Isaac Degetto each produced tidy finishes to earn the points before City lost first the influential Shane Cartwright and then their way after the break.
Goals from Chris Downes and Cameron Steele looked to have given 10-man Kingborough the points but a late Jordan Scott double and Jack Ryan penalty earned Olympia a 3-2 win.