EARLY game dominance has helped Tudor Wests secure a 3-2 victory over Souths on Sunday.
A youthful Tudor Wests side took to the field and looked to hit the scoreboard early to apply pressure to their opponents.
The tactic worked as Tudor Wests piled on the first two goals of the game before Souths could hit back with a goal of their own.
From there, Tudor Wests found a goal midway through the second half before Souths scored the last goal of the game in the dying minutes.
Tudor Wests coach Helen Willis said "it was nice to win a close one".
"We have been on the wrong end of a few one-goal losses this season so it was nice to win one," Willis told the Leader.
"I was particularly pleased with our defence, we kept them really quiet and if it had not been for a really late goal we could have won by 3-1.
"Still, we managed to hold it together for the full game, which was nice."
Willis said her side "moved the ball pretty well" throughout the victory.
"We are a pretty young team this year, so there is a lot for us to work on," she said.
"But I was really happy with how we played on Sunday.
"Three of our reserve players are just 12 years old and they made a massive impact for us, one of them even scored.
"So from that perspective, it was a really good result for us."
Tudor Wests will now turn their attention to a clash with the top-of-the-table Services on Saturday night.
"That game will be a really big test for us," Willis said.
"We only lost to them 1-0 last time, so it will be interesting to see how much we've improved."
In the round's other action, a hat trick from Lori Edgar helped Services defeat Waratahs 4-1, while Flames and Olympians played out a 1-1 draw.