MOAMA had hope going into the Nathalia game.
It beat the Purples last year, and felt it could do it again.
It was met with a massacre.
Now, the Mowers have to pick up the pieces and go again.
‘‘We reflected on it,’’ coach Mark Lloyd said about the loss.
‘‘We thought about what happened and why it happened, but then we put a line through it. You don’t get to dwell on these things for too long in the season — you have to get on with it.’’
Lloyd said his club have gone back to basics in preparation for the upcoming game with Mulwala.
‘‘We’ve peeled it back a bit his week,’’ Lloyd said.
‘‘We’ve focused on our effort and intensity as a group. When that isn’t there we can easily be lacking in a lot of areas so it’s something we know we need to fix.’’
Lloyd said the result was a message to his side, but does not affect their belief.
‘‘There have only been two rounds,’’ Lloyd said.
‘‘There is still a lot of football to go for the rest of the season and we now have a better idea of what we need to work on as the year goes on. Our goal is to play finals and we will keep looking towards how to get there.’’
■ IT’S a stark contrast to the all-conquering netballers.
The Magpies celebrated the unfurling of the flag by thumping Nathalia last Saturday.
Coach Jacqui James said her team were not at their best — a scary prospect for the rest of the competition.
Mulwala fell to Tongala in round two and will be looking for a better game this round.