HORSHAM Falcons’ division three side faces a big challenge to play finals in the Ballarat and District Soccer Association this season.
Falcons coach Mick Clark said a 4-1 loss to Forest at Dudley Cornell Park in Horsham on Sunday dinted their aspirations.
“It puts us in an awkward position,” he said. “We’ve got to win our last three games to make finals now.
“It’s going to be a tight struggle, but that’s what we’ve got to do.
“We are the ones who got ourselves in this position.”
Clark said his side struggled to convert against Forest.
“We went 1-0 up, then we missed and missed and missed,” he said.
“It wasn’t the flogging the score line might suggest. We just didn’t get our goals.”
Clark said his side also needed to work on its defensive skills in the final rounds of the season.
On Sunday, the Falcons face second-placed Maryborough.
It meets eighth-placed Sebastopol Vikings and ladder leaders Ballarat White in final rounds.
It is the only Horsham Falcons team still in finals contention.
The under-17 team sits in sixth place and lost 4-3 to Ballarat on Sunday.
This weekend it meets ladder leaders Warrnambool.
The under-15 team is still looking for its first win of the season.
It lost 12-0 to Warrnambool on Sunday and plays Maryborough this round.
Nhill Tigers were beaten by Ballarat 4-1 in division two action at the weekend.
It faces Forest on Sunday.