STAWELL suffered a big loss to the Horsham Demons over the weekend during the round four Wimmera League match.
The Warriors copped a losing margin of 56 goals, with Horsham consistently pulling ahead in each quarter.
However, Warriors' A Grade coach Tracey Dark said the side managed to apply on-court pressure, if not scoreboard pressure.
"The result obviously wasn't ideal but the score line didn't really reflect the game as such," she said.
"It felt a lot better than what the scoreline suggested. We're actually quite pleased with how we improved in areas that were causing turnovers.
"Obviously it would have been better to be able to capitalize on all of those turnovers but the girls stepped up and put their bodies on the line a bit more."
Dark highlighted Madi Freeland and Tarnee Orr's efforts.
"Madi Freeland stepped up from B Grade and put her body on the line quite a bit," she said.
"Tarnee Orr was really strong through the centre, and our defenders really gelled together this week and started to make some progress.
"They caused quite a few turnovers and had a really tough gig because (Horsham's) goalies are really tall, strong, and very accurate. Everyone that stepped out there had a red hot crack and that's all we ask of them."
Demons' A Grade coach Mel Scott said her side played a steady match.
"We played a good four quarters of netball, and we've been trying to build on that over the last couple of weeks," she said.
"We felt we achieved that in this game. It was a strong, physical game for us which is what we're looking for.
"We're still working through combinations and things, but we're very happy how the team played overall."
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