Both Waratahs FC and Barnstoneworth United FC underwent successful Western Premier League trips on Saturday night as the sky blues took out a tricky Mudgee-Gulgong Wolves 4-2, while Barnies scraped past Parkes 1-0.
The Orange sides were expected to win, but securing three points on the road is never easy, and that was apparent for Tahs' coach Adam Scimone as his men played their third game in seven days.
"It was tough and we definitely had a bit of fatigue setting in," he said.
"We spoke about coming out firing and we did, we started the game really well and took it to them."
Scimone struck first after 20 minutes as a guy Burgess pass gave the skipper an chance from close range, an opportunity he didn't pass up.
Adam Kelly broke his maiden not long after on the back of a Craig Sugden assist, but it was the home side that struck next as they made it 2-1 before the half-time break.
Nial Gibb continued his hot form after the rest as he buried a penalty, before Kelly's second increased the lead to 4-1.
Tahs admittedly slowed down towards the end of the contest, conceding a late goal to the Wolves off a corner kick.
The victory puts them three points clear at the top of the table, and although the side has achieved plenty so far, Scimone is nowhere near content.
"We really want that minor premiership, so we aren't going to lie down now," he said.
"Bulls are right on our tail."
Waratahs are always talking about going to another level and playing their best football, and Scimone hopes his men can reach that peak when the whips are cracking.
"We've just got to pace ourselves and hope that form comes at the right time," he said.
"It's a good problem for us to have."
Scimone also spoke about the pressures that Gibb was dealing with on Saturday as the Englishman is probably more concerned about the Euros than the WPL.
"I think it's going to be an all-blue weekend," he said.
"Waratahs win, Argentina win, and then an Italy win," he laughed.
Although the schedule has been tough, Scimone won't give his players much of a break and after a planned pool session on Monday, hopes to be back on the pitch in the middle of the week.
"Hopefully this rain clears up and we can get back onto the grass,' he said.
"We've got a tough away trip to Dubbo next weekend and there's plenty for us to work on." As for Barnies, they maintain their spot inside the top four and shape as a genuine threat.
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