Sam Kemp controls the ball through midfield for Barambah.
Sam Kemp controls the ball through midfield for Barambah. Callum Dick

Near-perfect Wests in form

Football: It was a good weekend of football for Wests, claiming two wins and a draw from three outings away to Barambah on Saturday.

The Kingaroy side kicked things off in B-grade with a 2-1 win, courtesy of a strong showing between the posts from 'keeper James Snape.

The hosts had the best of the opening exchanges and regularly tested the Wests defence, but Snape was up to task on each occasion to keep the visitors in the contest, before a strong second-half showing gave them the win.

It was a tale of two halves in the women's clash, with Barambah looking the more polished side to take a 1-nil lead into half time.

But a reinvigorated Wests turned the game on its head in the second-45, levelling the contest shortly after the restart but ultimately unable to find the go-ahead goal.

The A-grade side looked to have forgotten all about the shock 8-2 lost to Nanango mid-week, jumping out of the blocks to go ahead early and never really looking troubled by their hosts.

Troy Schultz was called upon to coach all three sides on Saturday, and was most impressed by the performances of his younger brigade of players.

"It was a pretty good day for the club, all the young fellas that have made the transition up played really well,” Schultz said.

"The younger guys stood up, and they'll develop in leaps and bounds once they adjust to senior football.

"In years gone-by games of dragged out, but with Gunners, Nanango and ourselves all having young squads I think the pace and quality of the game once we get through the first couple of rounds will be exciting.”

Schultz was particularly happy with how his ladies turned the game around after half-time.

"It was a marked improved from the girls too, they came together in the second half, and realistically we should have won on the balance of play.”

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