ORANGE City will take confidence into Sunday’s third grade Blowes Clothing Cup minor semi-final against Bathurst Bulldogs.
The Lions held CSU Bathurst scoreless in their elimination semi-final last Sunday in Dubbo, winning 28-nil.
It was a tough game for CSU who only had one reserve.
“We were confident coming into this one, but you’ve always got to try hard and to keep them to nil, so they boys are very happy,” Orange City third grade coach Josh Tremain said of the win.
CSU may have struggled for numbers but Orange City had the opposite problem.
“We’ve had a lot of players this year so it’s been hard to try and give everyone a run, but very happy with that win and everyone that came over had a good dig,” Tremain said.
CSU struggled to contain the strong Orange City pack and Rob Palaki proved tough to bring down.
Anthony Salmon’s boot was working well, nailing some great positional kicks, as well as kicking all four conversions.
Tremain said his players know every game from now on is must-win.
“We’re playing knock-out footy every week,” Tremain said.
The game in Cowra on Sunday will kick-off at 12.10pm.