THE Muswellbrook Cats have finally had the chance to sing their song, after picking up a win in what has been a truly bizarre season for the side.
Sitting fifth on the ladder after 13 rounds having played two less matches than the sides above and below them, as well as winning three out of their past four, it looks on paper as if the team is in great form.
But despite their gritty 25-51 win over Cardiff at the weekend, it's been a frustrating season and often through no fault of their own.
They have been forfeited against three times and had two byes, as well as a match with no result against Wallsend-West Newcastle, leaving them slightly underwhelmed.
While 'a win is a win', midfielder James Adams said they would rather be on the field and having a bit of fun whether they win, lose or draw.
"It's been a pretty disjointed start to the season, which makes it tough to get some fluency to our game and get some match fitness so it's been pretty tough that way," he revealed.
However, the atmosphere at the club has still been a positive one once they have gotten onto the oval and around at training according to the 24-year-old.
"All the boys are still sticking together and working hard for each other," he said.
"It's just that game day experience that we need come the end of the season but the club's doing fine."
Adams, who is a teacher at Muswellbrook South Public School, is only in his second season at the club but said the new players coming through in 2019 has been a highlight in his eyes.
Having never played before it didn't take him long to pick up the skills of the game and develop confidence, although he was used to team environments having played union, league, cricket and soccer in the past.
He regards voice as his biggest strength, with his ability to direct teammates being a huge positive for both his squad and even the women's side when he runs water for them.
His leadership qualities have been a bonus for the club, who only secured the talent after captain Jordan Solly invited him to a training session while speaking at a pub on Anzac Day last year.
The rest is history and the rangy midfielder is hoping to deliver the Cats a finals birth in 2019 and put their stuttered start behind them.
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