Their quest to claim the 2019 Christie and Hood Castlereagh League premiership is well and truly on the right track with the Gulgong Terriers perched on top of the ladder heading into round 14.
The competition leaders went head-to-head with Binnaway in a home game last weekend and happily walked away with a cruisey 48-14 victory.
"Initially we were expecting a pretty hard game from Binnaway," Gulgong Terriers senior league coach, Mark Gorrie said,
"Binnaway started very well, they put a lot of pressure on the Terriers who made a lot of errors early, but eventually we gained our composure and completed a few sets of football and put some points on the board.
We had a pretty slow start but once we got our structure back, things came together.Gulgong Terriers senior league coach, Mark Gorrie
Focusing on defence is certainly paying off for the Gulgong side who have taken nine wins and two draws up until this point in the competition.
"Our defence was very good. They scored two tries off kicks where the bounce of the ball went their way. If you take those two tries away from them, they only scored one other when they were inside our 10 metre line," Gorrie said.
"Defence is our main focus, if the opposition don't score any points, we won't lose a game."
Gulgong will face Trangie, who currently sit third on the ladder, this Saturday at home and Gorrie says there's no question it will be a game where mental positivity is the difference between winning and losing.
"Trangie have a lot of momentum, they've picked up a few players from the Dubbo West side a couple of weeks ago, they've got a strong team," he said.
It's going to be a very hard game for us, we have to go over there with the right mental attitude to get over the Trangie forwards.
"If you start off slow, it's very difficult to peg teams back. If we go in there without the right attitude, it's quite possible we could end up two or three tries behind and then have to try and score points as quickly as possible which can lead to errors.
"We really need to make sure we start well so we don't have to change our game plan to accommodate for a slow start."
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Gorrie nominated four standout players for the Terriers who have been instrumental in the side's current success, and who are expected to shine in the next four games.
"We've got the fullback Brad James, front rower Blake Gorrie, second rower Thomas Reddish and our new recruit, Harry May, who is either second or third on the top try scoring list," he said.