GUNNEDAH FC overcame tough conditions to record to massive victories over the Hillvue Rovers on Saturday.
In first grade, Duncan Thompson proved to be the difference between the two sides in the first half, netting two goals to give his side the lead.
From there, FC continued to find ways to score in the difficult conditions, eventually running out 4-0 winners.
The win sees FC claim third place on the first grade ladder with two rounds of the regular season remaining.
Earlier in the day, FC's reserve grade side sealed the minor premiership with an 8-1 victory over the Rovers.
FC captain Matt Williams said his side had one eye to the finals as they prepare for a bye this weekend before finishing the season with a clash against North Companions.
"I think we are just starting to hit our straps at the right time before finals," Williams told the Leader.
"In the end, I think the big difference for us on Saturday was having extra subs to run out the game.
"That really comes down to our depth and will make things difficult, in terms of selection, comes finals."
Williams said Thompson's performance in first grade and Charlie Lawrence's performance in second grade were outstanding.
"The way Duncan was able to chip in two goals in that wind was fantastic," he said.
"As well as that, Charlie kicked five goals in second grade, which is unbelievable for a kid of 15 years old.
"He's certainly a star of the future."
With the windy, cold conditions hampering Saturday's games, Williams said "it was difficult to take much out of it".
"The wind was blowing the ball out of play regularly and with how hard the ground was as well, it made it really difficult," he said.
"There wasn't much you can take out of that day, but we will just look to keep sticking to our game plan.
"I think the bye has come at a really good time for us and hopefully we can finish our season on a high against Northies."