A lack of results sums up CSU first grade's Bathurst District Football 2019 season but, whilst out of finals contention, the team has performed well in the last couple of rounds.
The latest of those effort includes a tight loss in high scoring affair against Panorama FC Black on Sunday in the 2019 Headspace Cup.
CSU lost 5-3 to Panorama in tough weather conditions as part of the Headspace Cup, where CSU were against the combined forces of other Bathurst District Football teams.
Bathurst District Football won the 2019 Headspace Cup, dethroning CSU after their victory a year prior.
However, CSU coach Mitch Kunnen said that lots of valuable funds were raised for Headspace during the weekend as well as awareness raised for the national issue.
"It was hugely successful despite the weather. Headspace Cup is a great campaign to raise lots of awareness, and despite CSU losing, we did raise a fair bit of money for mental health and for youth mental health," Kunnen said.
"We are right behind the pack this season, so we didn't have high expectations, so we were just playing to raise awareness for Headspace."
Conditions were tough for the clash against second placed Panorama FC Black, with the team putting up a good fight at Proctor Park.
"The match was even in the beginning, but we just had a few small lapses in concentration that cost us in the end. We were also missing a few players due to the bad weather," Kunnen said.
"We were just trying to have some fun, play as a team and do our best for the 90 minutes."
Even with the loss last weekend, the round before saw a dominant performance from CSU against Abercrombie where they won 3-1.
Kunnen said the team is doing well but is peaking at the wrong part of the season.
"We are performing well at the moment. We have had a couple of people returning from injury which is good. Unfortunately, we are performing better at the end of the season, not at the start as we should," Kunnen said.
"We are just having a lot of fun and getting lots of experience on the field."
With three rounds remaining, Kunnen said that the team is just looking to play some good football.
"Honestly, we would love to get wins but we're not placing any expectations on the games. We will be looking to take points away from the teams we are up against and score some goals, but we just want to get out there and have a go," Kunnen said.
With three rounds remaining before the finals, Lithgow Workmans Club currently sit on top of the ladder on 43 points and look in great form with 11 wins from 18 games. Panorama FC Black, Abercrombie FC and Panorama FC Red are behind.