Win in poor conditions
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.”
SKIDDING ON: Wests player Callum Allery looks for a teammate through the downpour.