IN ACTION: It was a battle for bragging rights when the Gunners faced Wests on Saturday.
IN ACTION: It was a battle for bragging rights when the Gunners faced Wests on Saturday. Claudia Williams

Gunners misfire for Wests to claim bragging rights

IT WAS a battle for Kingaroy bragging rights when the Gunners faced the Wests on Saturday.

The Wests proved to have the winning edge this round four goals to two.

Coach of the Gunners, Debbie Ovens said failure to convert goals was the gold and purple teams downfall.

"We had numerous shots at goal but couldn't finish and that came back to bite us,” she said.

"We need to work harder at training at getting the right shape in front of the goal.”

Ovens said her side had a strong start to the season but are now suffering a mid-season slump with many returning from injury and lacking game time.

The South Burnett Football competition is not as strong as it has been in previous years according to Ovens with the absence of a second division making it difficult for teams to perform.

"We have got a mix of one and two division players so it is difficult for cohesion within the team because of the difference in standard. It also creates coaching difficulties with giving people game time to make sure they have a great time,” she said.

With the return of players such as Kieran Mangan and Harry Sterling from the Toowoomba Football League Nanango is proving to be the strongest team in the competition this year, according to Ovens.

"They are leading the younger guys around which is great for the development of the younger players and the two of them are in a league of their own,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Gunnettes fought hard against the Wests with scores locked at nil-all after 90 minutes.

Coach of the Gunnettes said his side needed to work on position the ball in the corner of the net and away from the keeper to finish on top.

"It was pretty even, I was definitely happy with how they played but we had our chances,” he said.

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