LEETON-Whitton coach David Meline will focus on the positives as he looks to get his team up for sudden death football.
The Crows gave away a start and were unable to recover at Narrandera Sportsground on Saturday, going down by 23 points to Wagga Tigers in the qualifying final.
Meline will look at the positives as they prepare to play for their season next week.
“You have to, you have to focus on what went well,” Meline said.
“We didn’t have enough contributors on the day.
“The second quarter was poor, but it was just a lot of little things that cost us at crucial times.”
The performances of Thomas Meline particularly, as well as Mitch Hardie and Jayden Lehman, given their limited finals experience, were big positives.
“There were plenty of positives there for the young fellas,” he said.
“A few of them had a couple of errors when the pressure was on...and that’s the difference.”
Cam Griggs was a standout for the Crows, while Toby Conroy accumulated countless possessions and Ben Curley worked tirelessly.
It was Thomas Meline and Griggs who got the Crows back in the game, with two goals each in the third term, but ultimately they did not have enough helpers.
“Turnovers cost us big time again,” Meline said.
“We were fumblely and made poor skill errors, early especially.
“The second quarter we dropped our intensity and they made us pay.”
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