BARNSTONEWORTH has celebrated their first taste of Western Premier League football with a 1-all draw against Westside Panthers.
Playing in the reserve grade competition with the view of one day fielding three grades in the WPL, Barnstoneworth fought back from a goal down to secure the draw and split the points with their Dubbo-based opponents at Jack Brabham Park on Sunday.
Barnstoneworth coach Chris Jacobs said a draw was a good result.
“We played very well. We’re all quite buggered really,” Jacobs said.
Following a scoreless first stanza, Westside opened their account shortly after the half-time break, beating Barnstoneworth goalkeeper and man of the match Brock Savaro with a nice back post header to take a 1-nil lead.
“I thought we might have gotten overran after that,” Jacobs said.
But he was wrong.
Young striker Grant Koch scored a brilliant goal from outside the box, chipping over the Panthers goalkeeper to draw Barnstoneworth level with Westside.
“Kochy played well and Duncan Logan had a few shots on goal,” Jacobs said.
“We might have missed four chances. A draw was probably a fair result.”
BARNSTONEWORTH 1 (Grant Koch) drew with WESTSIDE PANTHERS 1.