They're battered, bruised and falling down the Western Premier League ladder.
Rob Dawson's Barnstoneworth United dropped its second consecutive contest on Saturday as Orana Spurs collected their first win of the season, disposing of the depleted Barnies 5-2.
Matt Savaro, Josh Summerson, and a host of other players were affected by injuries before, during and after Saturday's game, leaving the line-up in disarray ahead of the halfway point of the season.
"It's caused a lot of disruption to the team," Dawson said.
"Spurs hadn't had a win yet and they were due. Good luck to them for the rest of the season. They played very well and very fair... it's a shame we went down the way we did."
Just like last weekend's loss to Bulls, Barnies conceded the majority of the goals in the opening stanza for beginning to make some defensive adjustments towards the end of the game.
"Our attack was fairly strong in the first half and we should have put away more goals than what we did," he said.
"But, defensively, we lacked quite a lot. That's what our downfall was.
"I was happy with how the team performed generally but there's still plenty to do before the next game."
Spurs captain Jared Corby says the discipline and devotion shown in the lop-sided win is the perfect spring-board for a successful WPL campaign.
"I'm really proud of the boys, we'd lost three games in a row and finally we were able to get off to a good start and we held on really well to it," Corby said.
"It feels great to get off the mark, finally find a bit of that rhythm we've missed and get our first win, we'll just have to work from there."
Another factor giving the rejuvenated side more confidence ahead of their mid-week clash at home against the reeling Dubbo Bulls is their struggle to field a full-strength side.
"It's promising to win just now, we haven't really our strongest side all on the field at once yet, so that's another positive takeaway," Corby said.
"We're trying to get the same team on the park every week and make sure we work those new combinations, we've tweaked the side around a bit just to make sure everyone's comfortable as well."
The goal for Barnstoneworth FC is still to make a deep finals run, a target Dawson still thinks is achievable.
"We're nowhere near at capacity yet and we're just building on what we've learned from the last couple of weeks," he said.
"We don't have much more time considering it's a short season so they're all must win games. "We'll try to get it together and hopefully it's not too late by the time we do."
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