Justin Gibson's strong start to life at Orana Spurs continued on Saturday but the striker still thinks his side needs to be more ruthless in the Western Premier League.
Gibson, a major off-season recruit from Newtown, scored both goals at No. 1 Oval as Spurs maintained their hold on third spot on the ladder by defeating the Mudgee Gulgong Wolves 2-1.
The result marked a fifth victory in seven games to start the season but finishing chances has been the biggest issue for Spurs this season, and Gibson said his side could have had more goals again on Saturday.
"We got off to a good start but then dropped off a bit in the second half and had to really grind it out at the end," he said.
"We were up 2-0 and creating a lot of opportunities but we couldn't take them."
Missing chances hurt Spurs in back-to-back losses to the competition's top two sides - Waratahs FC and Dubbo Bulls - earlier this month.
The side has responded with wins over Lithgow and now the Wolves since then to remain in the hunt for the minor premiership but Gibson is certain there's still plenty more to come from his team.
"We've always been there. Those two games we lost narrowly and we could have won them," Gibson said.
"We created lots of chances but we're not putting them away as well as we could. Once we do click there will be some goals.
"That's all it is. We're definitely creating lots of opportunities and we're not missing by much."
Joel Tongue was one of the main providers of chances during the first half as he found plenty of space along the right wing before suffering a knock.
Influential midfielder Duncan Cahill was also forced off through injury in the second and with captain Jared Corby unavailable for the match Spurs' cohesiveness was hampered.
"There was a bit of pressure after we lost Duncan in midfield. He's our engine so we when we lost him things changed," Gibson said.
While injuries are a concern and the side is still striving for its best form, Gibson has been one of the biggest positives for Spurs this season.
He showed his quality when plundering goals during pre-season and proved the difference again in Saturday's win.
"I'm starting to find my feet," he said.
"I've just slipped into a new role sitting behind the striker so I've had a bit more time and been in front of goal.
"It's been really good. Everyone has been really welcoming and made me feel comfortable."
Gibson also took time to praise the Wolves, who have played better than their record suggests this season.
Having joined the competition this season the Mudgee Gulgong side is still without a win but there has been a number of narrow losses.
"I don't think their far off, to be honest," Gibson said.
"They're a really good side and they're building towards a win.
"They're only just missing out but they're going to get someone. I'm just glad it wasn't us."
Spurs are at home again next weekend and take on Parkes at Hans Claven Oval.
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