Discipline cost us win: Fuller

He's over: Westside prop Tye Blanchett goes over for a try during the match against Narromine on Sunday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
He's over: Westside prop Tye Blanchett goes over for a try during the match against Narromine on Sunday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Defence and discipline.

Those are the two things Westside coach Col Fuller will have his team focusing on at training this week after they came so close to victory on Sunday.

The Rabbitohs led by 16 points with 20 minutes remaining but allowed the Narormine Jets to get back into the game. It got worse with a penalty goal to Jets halfback Corey Cox after the full-time siren confining Westside to a sixth straight game without victory.

Fuller was disappointed not to come away with the points but said he felt his team were better and did everything but claim the two points.

“Penalties killed us all through the game. We piggybacked them down the field. I think we played the better football out of the two teams,” Fuller said.

“There were a couple of bad decisions on the attack, where we ran behind our own players and it was called a shepherd. We should have been able to score.

“Other than that I’m pretty pleased with the boys. I’ll take that as a win but at the end of the day they get the two points and we don’t.”

Fuller said it was hard to fault the team’s attack, as they looked dangerous from all over the park scoring tries from close range and 70 metres out.

However their defence leaked points and the penalties they gave away put them under even more pressure, Fuller said.

“We were hoping to get win in that game and carry that into the game against Nyngan next week but I think the boys know penalties let us down in that game,” he said.