Win in poor con­di­tions

South Burnett Times - - LITTLE LEGENDS -

WESTS were left count­ing their chances on Satur­day, af­ter fail­ing to cap­i­talise to com­plete a sec­ond-half come­back.

With the pitch cov­ered in wa­ter, and the rain still pour­ing down dur­ing the match, both teams found it dif­fi­cult to find flu­ency with their skills.

De­spite the con­di­tions, Baram­bah went into half time with a dom­i­nant 3-0 lead, scor­ing two goals late in the first half to seem­ingly put it be­yond doubt be­fore half time.

Wests were able to hit back in the sec­ond half, with their first com­ing from a cor­ner, fol­lowed three min­utes later by a penalty.

Not short of chances in the fi­nal half hour, the home side’s fin­ish­ing let them down, with plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to get back into the game.

With the score at 3-2, Wests had plenty of shots, as well as a penalty shout and an off­side call go against them.

The fi­nal chance came with the last kick of the game, which saw a beau­ti­fully de­liv­ered cross to the far post, beat­ing the Baram­bah goal­keeper as well as the out­stretched foot of the Wests at­tacker.

Baram­bah coach Daniel Jensen said the team needed to main­tain its ef­fort through 90 min­utes, but was happy with the win in poor con­di­tions.

“Bit of a scrappy game, but we came through in the end so that’s the im­por­tant thing.

“Af­ter the sec­ond goal, I was quite ner­vous, but I did have faith in the boys to come through.”

Head­ing to­wards the end of the sea­son, the vis­it­ing cap­tain An­drew Fen­nell be­lieves they still have room to bet­ter their re­sults.

“When we get a full team on the park, we will be able to chal­lenge any­one.”

PHOTO: NI­CHOLAS ADER­MANN

SKID­DING ON: Wests player Cal­lum Allery looks for a team­mate through the down­pour.

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