Canowindra Pythons coach, Peter Middleton, says his side is enjoying hitting the park each week in this year's Oilsplus Cup.
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Middleton said the score didn't reflect the game with the Pythons well in the hunt despite the 14-0 scoreline at half time.
"It was disappointing loss but our set plays were a lot better, we really worked on that this week," he said.
"At 14-0 their way at half time, we were still in the game.
"We leaked a few points in the second half but I think a bit of fitness came in to that."
With the a final score of 42-0, he said his side would be working on their kick returns going forward.
"We held our own and put it to them but they had raid after raid," he said.
"They had a few down field kicks that we didn't handle as well as we could of.
"That put pressure on us and that's when they got tries, so we'll work on that this week and keep improving."
Middleton said the side was still keen for a win in their last few games.
"They are enjoying the game and the competition is pretty tough," he said.
"Some of the guys have played league before and others haven't played football at all.
"But they're all having fun and getting on well, the main reason we are out there is to have fun and keep it going for the town. We're still hungry to finish off well and see what the boys can do."
He said the shortened season had been good for rugby union in the Central West.
"It's been a really solid competition this year," he said.
"I think with league not playing there are a lot of those players in each club, which is good to see, everyone has pretty healthy numbers.
"This is a good chance to give them a game and see if they like it.
"2020 has been a year of unknowns all around, the shortened season has given a few new guys a taste before next year.
"Hopefully we are in a better spot next year and everyone can play their sport."
Points this week went to:
3: Ronnie Lawrence
2: James Wolters
1: Angus Fisher and Sam Coady
Players' Player was shared between Ronnie Lawrence and James Wolters. Middleton said those selected were all deserving of the accolades.
"Ronnie Lawrence had a great game and the usual James Wolters," he said.
"Angus Fisher really improved his set plays this week and Sam Coady had a good game.
"The Players' Player points were the same as the team points and that says everyone is on the same page."
This weekend the Pythons are at Tom Clyburn Oval for their last home game at 2pm against Coonabarabran. Middleton said he was looking forward to a strong home crowd enjoying local sport.
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