West End beats Fassifern by one-point in nail-biter

WEST End has proven it is learning, beating Fassifern 26-15 at Harrisville.

Fassifern led by a point at half-time, with Harold Mosby's drop goal the difference between two evenly matched teams.

But West End, without absent halfback Andrew Walker, hung tough to eke out a valuable win that leaves the Bombers rooted to the bottom of the IRL A-grade ladder.

The Bulldogs welcomed former Goodna and Brothers forward Liu Faamate for his first game with the club. Faamate kicked the only goal of the game for West End, which proved crucial in the end.

"We held on for a gutsy win," Bulldogs captain Brook Alofipo said.

"We just focussed on not letting them get the jump on us."

They let Goodna get away from them early the previous week and couldn't peg them back.

Alofipo praised Faamate for the experience he brought to the team and shared with the younger forwards, such as hooker Jacob Sinn, who Alofipo rated his team's best player yesterday.

In the weekend's other A grade game, Goodna proved too strong at home for Brothers, winning 31-18.

 



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