Barambah defeated Gunners 1-0 in their second division clash on Saturday.
Barambah defeated Gunners 1-0 in their second division clash on Saturday. Callum Dick

Bears win in a tight tussle

Football: The Barambah Bears continued their strong form at home, accounting for Gunners 1-0 in a highly competitive second division contest on Saturday.

The Bears struck midway through the first half, and did enough to keep a bolstered Gunners squad at bay on their way to the victory.

The visitors had a number of outs on Saturday, requiring coach Debbie Ovens to mix in a handful of first division players.

Despite the boost in class, the Bears showed they're a different kettle of fish on their home deck.

"Barambah are always a tough challenge especially at home,” Ovens said.

The contest was a largely even one aside from the goal, with both sides spurning chances over the 90 minutes.

Despite the result, Ovens said she was pleased with how her young players stepped up.

"It's beneficial playing with someone that's a bit better technically,” Ovens said.

"You tend to get that quality pass that perhaps in second division players might now always be able to produce.

"It was great to have a mix of first and second division player out there working together. I think it helped lift some of the inexperienced players.”

Full of confidence, the Bears will travel to Kingaroy on Saturday to take on their President's Cup conquerors Wests.

Gunners meanwhile will look to rebound against a similarly undermanned Panthers side in Nanango.

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