It's been a heartbreaking few weeks for the Lithgow Workmen's Western Premier League squad coming off the back of three losses.
Racking up the car kilometres, the squad were off for a double header weekend of away games thanks to a recent snowfall causing changes to the draw.
The red and blacks travelled to Dubbo on Saturday where they met with Macquarie United in what was their hat-trick loss of 4-1 against an impressive Dubbo team.
Workmen's co-coach and player Martin Hunter said his squad was missing key players on the day.
"We started the game with only nine of our registered WPL players so we had some impressive club men step up and pull on a shirt," he said.
Those men included Ethan Kemp, Kane Hoskins, Kade Inwood and Eli Felton.
"They stepped up and did a great job. I won't be surprised to see some of these names in the future of the premier league sides," Hunter said.
Goal scorer for Lithgow in the match was Logan Inwood in the 79th minute.
But when doing it tough, there's surely got to be light at the end of the tunnel?
And that there was when Workmen's backed it up on Sunday and took on Parkes Cobras.
Things were shaky in the first half being down 1-0 at half-time but the tables turned for Workmen's when they bagged three goals rolling on to a 3-1 win.
Hunter said each player performed in impressive fashion winning their individual battles.
"Sunday was gutsy," he said.
"This game got our season back on track and has given us some self confidence again."
Hunter commended the Cobras on their efforts and predicted they would be even stronger next year.
Goal scorers for Workmen's were Ben McGlinn, Logan Inwood and Brad Luka.
Next on the calendar for Workmen's is a Wednesday match under lights at Proctor Park against Orange Barnestoneworth FC.
A Saturday away game will follow on the weekend against Dubbo Bulls.
"If we can be composed and finish off the games we have left we will be playing finals football," Hunter said.
He said mathematically if Macquarie lose to Dubbo Bulls and Panorama FC and Workmen's win their final games, they could end up minor premiers.
"The competition has proved to be very close, from second to seventh, there is only seven points a difference," Hunter said.
"So mathematically anyone can make finals with results in their favour.
"Proving again how spread the quality of players and clubs are around the Central West," he said.
Hunter also wanted to commend his squad for their efforts and commitment to the Western Premier League.
"It's an awesome effort for all involved in the squad and club. In my opinion it shows that playing sport is a great stress reliever in these Covid-strict times."