Lithgow Workmen's remain undefeated after a 3-nil victory over Dubbo Bulls at home in round six of the Western Premier League on Saturday.
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Home ground advantage is proving to be popular for the Lithgow outfit as they currently sit on top of the table.
Coach Martin Hunter said a huge positive was finally keeping a clean sheet.
"Bulls are a good side and we don't expect them to play like this in their home game.
"Now we need to prove we can travel to win this competition," he said.
In front of their home crowd and in their second last home game, Workmen's played with confidence according to co-coach Matt Nunan.
"We really tried everything we planned.
"If we take more opportunities in front of goal we will be even more dominant," he said.
"There were a handful of opportunities that could have gone the other way for us in front of goal."
Hunter and Nunan said stand out players were once again Logan Inwood and Daniel Stern in the midfield who both found the back of the net for Workmen's.
"Logan scored two classic goals - one with his head and another from a free kick, hit perfectly," Nunan said.
While Stern set the standard of the game making a strong run down the left side of the field and slotted a great individual goal, his first of the campaign.
"It [goal] set the way we would all face the tackles and physicality coming in the next 80 minutes," Hunter said.
The intensity of the match was proved with three yellow cards handed out to the Lithgow side and one to the Bulls.
Hunter said players won their individual battles and played with greater awareness.
"This shows because we are now top of the table. Game awareness was about 70 per cent which is better than it has been."
Workmen's remain unbeaten and aim to keep it that way for the rest of the campaign according to Nunan.
"Our schedule is hectic from now, we don't play at home until the very end of the season so we'll be tested.
"We hope to be lifting the minor premiers shield in front of our fans at the end of it."
Bulls captain Kobe Rapley was disappointed in the loss but put it down to his team still gelling.
"We've got a few new players and we were missing a few.
"We're just trying to gel but I'm sure it will come in time.
"A short pre-season probably didn't help but I think it will come," he said.
Rapley said no one played poorly on the day but "no one really stood out".
"We gave it a go but we still need to work on those easy passes, playing those one-two's and through the middle as well as our possession," he said.
Next on the calendar Lithgow Workmen's will take on Panorama in a mid-week match in Bathurst at 6.30pm followed by Orana Spurs on Saturday being their first long trip.
Dubbo Bulls will meet with Spurs on Wednesday and then enjoy a weekend of rest on Saturday with a bye.
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