THE win at home over Orange team Kinross-CYMS sees Lithgow Zig Zag hold down their fourth position on the Western Premier League hockey competition.
They are in the middle of a log jam with three teams virtually battling it out for the final two positions for the semi finals.
Zig Zag are sitting on 27 along with Bathurst St Pats with Bathurst Souths still in contention on 23 points with the rest out of the race.
A couple of good games in the coming weeks could see Ziggies snatch third position away from Orange Ex-Services who are only four points ahead of them.
“It was a vital win for us,” coach Don Wolfenden said.
“A loss could see us is a precarious position for a semi berth.
“Kinross-CYMS came to Lithgow with a big win last week and some good performances behind them and we knew that they were going to be tough.
“Like us, they are a young side with a lot of talent sprinkled throughout their ranks and a 3-0 shut out by us was just what we needed.
“We have a young side and each win we register, you can see the girls gain in confidence.”
It took only three minutes for representative player Millie Leard to open up the scoring.
Midway through the half, the talented Amie Sharp cut through the defence with some superb stickwork and then passed off to Leard who made no mistake to put Ziggies up 2-0.
The 2-0 score line stood to the halftime break with Ziggies enjoying a couple of near misses.
Brooke McFadden was in everything and her efforts were rewarded when she scored a great goal to give her side a good buffer at 3-0.
Zig Zag had a number of good performers in Brooke McFadden who showed just why she is a representative player playing one of her best games this year, goalie Kim Northey, Jana Winnard, Millie Leard, Amie Sharp and Maddy Bender.
Young defender Lillie Pottinger turned in one of her best games and is showing the benefits from playing at this level each week.
The umpires points went to Amelia Leard, Brooke McFadden and Katie Kelly.
Goalkeeper Kim Northey was voted players’ player and also received the Commercial Hotel coach’s award.
Others to play well and score players’ player points were Emily Williams and Clare Bosman.
The girls have a bye this weekend and then will head off to Orange to take on the Confederates on Saturday, July 14 where they will continue to walk the semi final tight rope.
Ziggies thank their sponsors Club Lithgow, Commercial Hotel, The Joss Group, Mines Couriers and Norwood Apiaries.