A PENALTY proved the saving moment for Nanango's women as they continued to lock horns with the competition's top three.
Up against the Wests on Saturday, a handball in the box awarded Nanango a penalty which Raegan Campbell stepped up to take.
Nanango's assistant coach Jacqui Downie said even the spot kick was a little too close for comfort.
"It rebounded off the goalkeeper but then she put it away," she said.
Downie said the Wests put up a solid fight and forced Nanango to work hard.
"In my opinion, Wests started off well, but then we got into the game," she said.
"Credit to Wests, they gave us a run for our money. There was a couple they kicked through our defence
"(But) our defence is pretty fast, we cleaned up most of them."
Nanango held its lead to win the women's game 1-0 to bag three valuable points to remain in contention for a top of the ladder spot.
With just one last fixture round against Gunnettes and a catch-up game against Barambah, Downie said Nanango would need to get into the game sooner to remain a contender for the ladder's top.
Wests men bag one, lose one
WESTS asserted their authority over Nanango in the second division with a 2-0 win in Kingaroy.
Coach Trevor Litzow said the conditions were a challenge as strong winds made ball control highly difficult.
"Even balls on the ground were getting away from them," he said.
"Luckily, they (Wests) played really well."
Litzow said Wests had a good record against Nanango in the second division this season but needed to convert more results against the competition's other teams.
"If we can get on top of Barambah, it'll level us up on the ladder," he said.
The Wests were less fortunate in the first division after they were downed by Nanango 4-2.
Although Litzow, who was Wests' acting coach, said the Kingaroy team showed some exciting potential in the first-half after they altered their formation to a 3-5-2 shape.
Litzow said this change in formation allowed the Wests to flood the midfield, an area of the field Nanango is particularly strong in.
Nanango turned around in the second-half though to score the win and maintain its undefeated season campaign.