CSU First Grade White Photo: Aymon Bertah
BY AYMON BERTAH
Defending Champions CSU First Grade White is enduring one of its most underwhelming seasons so far, following their 3-0 loss to Mudgee away from home on the weekend.
After last year’s triumph in the competition, CSU White looked to recreate their perfect season, however after sitting in fifth place after 12 rounds any chance at success is becoming more unlikely.
With a number of key players departing at the end of the 2017 season, CSU White needed a high intake of new students in order to maintain their dominance in Bathurst’s First Division. White welcomed eight fresh new faces at the beginning of the season to compete alongside another first grade CSU side.
Mitch Kunnen White’s head coach admitted his side was suffering a major slump in form after back to back losses without a single goal.
“At the moment we have a lot of players out with injuries which doesn’t help our performances against the top teams” he said.
The decision by Bathurst District Football Association to close the newly renovated Proctor Park fields has only added more problems to the students. At the moment teams are forced to play on the fields at Police Paddock which are in poor condition and ultimately impacts the way each game is played.
White look to bounce back on the weekend as they face Abercrombie Navy who are sitting in second position. A win on Sunday would leapfrog CSU into fourth position and hopefully start a purple patch in form as they look to repeat the successes of 2017.
The game kicks off at 3pm on Sunday at the Police Paddock Fields.