With their mid-season mini-slump behind them, Woongarrah has shown once and for all that they are a serious Premier League club with this hard-fought win over Wyoming in the battle of the Big Cats at Hamlyn Terrace.

Woongarrah dominated from the kick-off and mounted a series of attacks down both wings. The breakthrough came in the 21st minute from inside the penalty box when Sam Bettison played on following a strong penalty shout and pounced on the loose ball to score. The second goal, scored seven minutes from the break, came in a similar positional manner with a missed clearance from the Wyoming defence falling for Chris Gavin to score from point-blank range. The Wildcats should have extended their lead but a combination of wayward shooting and several excellent saves by Tigers’ keeper Thomas Coventry kept the score at 2- 0 until full-time. Wyoming did control play for the last quarter of the match but, apart from a big unsuccessful penalty shout, the Woongarrah defence held firm.

Hamlyn Terrace is proving to be a fortress for the Wildcats with just two losses and three draws in the past three seasons and just one loss (to Killarney) and a draw (with East Gosford) in this, their first Premier League season. With three of their remaining five games at home, form could prove vital in their hopes of reaching the BPL play-offs in their first season. They will certainly be confident next Saturday when they meet Gosford City at Gavenlock Oval.