CYMS' continued to surge up the Orange District Football association ladder on Saturday with a 4-2 win over Cowra Eagles, cementing itself in second position ahead of a round seven blockbuster with ladder-leading Waratahs FC.
Despite the impressive scoresheet, CYMS' veteran Dave Neil said the side's performance was far from perfect, particularly in the second stanza.
"We were pretty ordinary," Neil said.
"We led 4-1 at half time and were probably a bit fortunate to do so, and our second 45 minutes was about as bad as we've been all season."
It's never acceptable to play well below your best but Neil attributed the underwhelming effort to a re-shuffle to the side.
"The manager played a few guys in different and unfamiliar positions, which might account for a bit of that scratchiness," he said.
"But in general, we were a bit flat and wasteful with the ball.
"You don't want to be too negative after any win, but we'll need to improve markedly going into a double-header weekend if we're to have any joy."
Those improvements will need to come thick and fast for CYMS as they're set to do battle with Waratahs FC on day one of this weekend's double header as the juggernaut sits comfortable atop the ladder with a for and against of 22-3.
"We got to watch a bit of Waratahs on Saturday - they were playing the earlier game on our pitch," he said.
"They looked like a team who've won five from five: calm, working well together, controlling the ball for the bulk of the time and enjoying the lion's share of the chances.
"To play them on Saturday will be a great challenge. Outside of my grey hairs, we're a youthful team with a lot of bench depth and in general, we've proven we are a team that will play out the full 90 minutes."
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