DIANAS coach Stuart Stout has praised his side who played their hearts out in more than just terrible weather conditions on the weekend.
The Leeton side travelled to Wagga to take on the Waratahs, going down 41-10 on a miserable winter day.
With a quality side and rain already to contend with, the Dianas also took to the field with no reserves on Saturday.
While this did have a small impact, the positive was it allowed the team to play consistent football as a side, even going on to register the first score of the day.
"It was an excellent performance for the number of players we had," coach Stuart Stout.
"Emily Wright scored first through us. That was through good play and control of the ball by the girls.
"They then scored a number of quick tries, that was probably more due to them playing a bit better at that stage, but we then came back in the second half to score once again through Emily Wright.
"It was really a team effort that try though. It was a well put together try, which shows how much the girls are developing in their skills."
Stout said the final scoreline didn't reflect the nature of the game, with the Dianas pushing all match to never give up.
He said that was a quality he praised the team for after the game.
This weekend the Dianas return home to Leeton No. 1 Oval on Saturday where they will play the bottom-placed Hay.
Stout said the Dianas would approach the fixture with the same tenacity shown in the last couple of games.
"We certainly won't be taking Hay lightly, they might not have won a game this season, but they will be a tough opposition," he said.
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Meanwhile, in the men's third grade competition, the Phantoms last weekend went down 24-0 to the Waratahs in what was also a gruelling game in poor weather.
The fifth-placed men's side will sit this week out with a bye.
Spectators are welcome at the women's match, which kicks off at 2.20pm on Saturday.
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