Bears assistant coach Craig Stoker has praised the attitude of experienced shot-stopper Scott Carter after he played a starring role in their 2-0 win over Charlestown on Sunday.
Carter, a grand final winner with Broadmeadow in 2011, came to Weston this season from Valentine and was expected to be their No.1 keeper after the departure of Kane Runge.
However, the Bears snared Jets Youth gloveman Tristan Esquilant on the eve of the season and he took over in goals.
Carter gained his chance when Esquilant was unavailable for the 5-3 loss to Magic and he started again in the FFA Cup win over Cooks Hill.
Weston beat a 10-man Charlestown on Sunday and Blues coach David Tanchevski said Carter was "unbelievable" and the difference between the two sides with his reflex saves.
Stoker was glad to see Carter, who has been in hot water in the past for his on-field actions, play a standout role.
"He had a blinder," Stoker said. "His attitude was fantastic when we brought Tristan in. He started doing extra work outside of training to get his spot back and he's been great.
"And it's great to see him get the benefit of that extra work by playing so well. Potentially he's the best keeper in the comp, he's just got to keep his head. But he's grown up a lot the last 12 months."
The win put Weston sixth on 13 points heading into their round 10 home clash with Edgeworth on Sunday. Bears leader Nathan Morris is expected back from injury.