ABERCROMBIE FC didn't rush to panic stations when they found themselves down 1-0 in Sunday's Bathurst District Football women's premier league game against Panorama FC, finding their form in a dominant second half of play.
Fast paced play down the wings and a much improved passing game in the second term led to a 3-1 success for the Abercrombie side, who took their record to 10 wins from 11 matches.
Abercrombie coach Macca Brophy said the desire was much more evident in the team after half-time.
"The girls wanted the ball much more in the second half, conceding the first goal of the game late in the first half woke us up a bit. The intensity in the second half and that desire to win the ball definitely got us the three points," he said.
"It's always satisfying getting a win against Pano, they have a very talented squad and increasing the gap we have with second place is always good to see."
Abercrombie dominated the opening 10 minutes of the match but couldn't convert on a couple of chances.
When Panorama narrowly missed a free kick from just outside the penalty area in 16th minute it seemed to put some spark in the team, and they played themselves back into the game.
It took a great tackle from Molly Compton to deny Emily Cochrane a goal but Panorama weren't going to be denied for long.
Sarah Colman whipped in a corner 10 minutes before half-time and it was mishandled by the keeper to give the Goats the lead.
The response from Abercrombie in the second half was swift.
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On their very first journey up the field Abercrombie earned a corner, from which another own goal brought the scores back level.
From there the blue and gold lifted their game.
Just after the hour mark Abercrombie somehow didn't convert from another corner when Colman cleared the ball off her chest while standing on the goal line, but they wouldn't have to wait long to find goals two and three.
Abercrombie hit the lead for the first time when a long range free kick from Larissa Kilby caught the Panorama keeper off her line, sailing into the top of the goal in the 72nd minute.
Just 60 seconds later the advantage was doubled when Jess Daymond made a break down the right side of the field and finished the play off with a powerful shot into the near side top corner of the goal.
A win on the weekend for second-placed CSU means Abercrombie maintains their nine point lead in the competition.