It wasn't the prettiest of performances, but Drew Apps and his Orange Waratahs have continued their winning ways.
Apps put in a performance worthy of man of the match honours against Lithgow Workies on Saturday which proved crucial as they came away with the 2-1 victory.
"It was a little bit tough. They're quite a good side through the middle and they play really strong especially at their home ground," Apps said.
"We didn't play our best soccer but good enough to get the win."
Adam Scimone and Tim Kelly each bagged a goal for the visiting Orange side while Brad Luka slotted one home for Workies.
Apps said that getting points on the road was crucial, no matter the opposition.
"We've got a goal that we want to get as many points away from home this season, so it's good to score points on the road," he said.
"We have a really good squad and when we don't have our regular crew it's good that some guys can step up and that we stay strong no matter who is on the field.
"I think I bring a little bit of experience to the team. I am a little bit of an older hat. I just bring that intensity and I don't get intimidated by any situation so it's good to make sure the guys keep their intensity up and look at the game by what's in front of them, as opposed to the season as a whole."
The victory leaves Waratahs tied on points with Dubbo Bulls at the top of the ladder. They will have the chance to claim sole possession of first place this Wednesday when they play Panorama in a make-up game at home.
"I think there might one or two out this week but we get a lot of people back," Apps added.
"Pano are always a tough team and they play a good brand of football, but we'll be confident that with a home game that we'll have the pace to keep up with them."
As for the race for the minor premiership, Apps said that isn't at the front of mind right now.
"It's a terrible cliché but you take it one game at a time and you just focus on trying to get some points on the road and hope the rest takes care of itself."
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