WESTERNS has registered a gutsy five-point victory over rival premiership aspirant Coleraine at Alexandra Park on Saturday.
Windy and sometimes turbulent conditions ensured the contest would need to be played with a wet weather mentality as both sides battled for third place on the ladder.
Senior co-coach Simon Bampfield commended the attitude of his players heading into the contest.
“Our preparation in the last few weeks against Cavendish and Coleraine (was good), there has been a shift with our playing group, so we went in confident that we could get a win,” Bampfield said.
“It is always good to get away with a win, particularly in a close game.”
Westerns jumped out of the blocks, stunning Coleraine with a seven-goal opening quarter.
“Marcus (Bunney) set the tone early; the forward line itself is working much better at the moment.” Bampfield said.
Bunney kicked three, including a decisive goal late in the contest while Reece Cracknell kicked a further three along with two to co-coach Michael Keem.
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