Marrar coach Shane Lenon isn't expecting his side to go the rest of the year undefeated but hopes to see the upside of a loss when they tackle Temora this weekend.
The Bombers' winning start came to a halt at North Wagga last weekend, in just their sixth home-and-away loss since Lenon's arrival in 2017.
"What you're after, after a loss, is you want to see the boys hit back and hit back hard so that's the challenge in front of us this week," Lenon said.
"It won't be the last time we get beat for the year but as long as you can learn from your losses you can turn them into a positive."
Saints' brought better pressure in the second half last week beating the Bombers at their own game.
"Normally our tackling is one of our strengths. I reckon we didn't tackle quite as good as we had the first three weeks. A couple of our missed tackles led to goals, so that's one area that came out of the game that we need to improve this week," Lenon said.
Star forward James Lawton was switched into the ruck late when the ball stopped coming forward. He was heavily involved and suggested he could add some spark in a different role at times this year.
"We've got that luxury of pushing him into the ruck. I thought he gave us plenty when he went in there," Lenon said.
"You can play him just about anywhere, centre-half-back, forward. But obviously if you thinks are functioning well and you're getting him enough ball forward, you don't have to make a move but we were under the pump and we made a couple of changes (including Jack Reynolds into the middle).
"We were two-and-a-half goals down with about nine minutes to go and we tried to win the game. We weren't good enough to win it but I still thought the move was a positive."
The Kangaroos are yet to win, and again have had to make a host of changes for their trip to Langtry Oval.
"I respect every side and we try to approach every game the same and Temora will be no different," Lenon said.
The Bombers welcome back Rhys Mooney, who's been named in the centre, and Josh O'Callaghan.
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