THE Tamworth Kangaroos women's team overcame tough conditions to account for the New England Nomads at Bellevue Oval on Saturday.
A strong wind hampered both sides throughout the first half, making scoring impossible.
Neither side had made an impact on the scoreboard, with both sides locked at 0-0 at the main break.
However, the Roos were first to adapt to the conditions, breaking the deadlock midway through the third term.
The Roos followed up the drought-breaking goal with two more majors to lead by 18 points at the final change.
From there, the two sides continued to be evenly matched, kicking one goal and one behind in the final term.
Natalie Deaves (two goals), Shannon Campbell and Paige McMullen kicked the Roos home to a 4-1-25 to 1-1-7 victory.
Kelsey Muller kicked the Nomads only major for the match.
Roos' coach Brett Douglas said he was proud of his side's ability to adapt to the conditions.
"It was a really tough battle in the wind," Douglas told the Leader.
"The ball spent most of the game on one wing and whenever we would try to switch it up, it would just blow back.
"It was really tough but to our girls credit, they figured out a way to get through it and get across the line."
With regular stars such as Amanda Brown and Danielle Abbott out of the side due to injury, Douglas said other players like Deaves, Emma Simmons and Cassandra Small stood up in their absence.
"It was really good to see the whole team lift to get the job done," he said.
"We are still blooding some new players into the team, so I guess it was a good learning experience for all of them to play in those conditions.
"As for our injured girls, I'm not too sure when we will have them back.
"Hopefully it is soon, they are really important to our side."
The Roos will now turn their attention to a top-of-the-table clash against the Inverell Saints.
"They are the benchmark team at the moment," Douglas said.
"We have them at home this week and then away the following week.
"Both should be really big tests for us and a good chance for us to measure exactly where we are in comparison to the ladder leaders.
"We are really looking forward to it."
Both the Tamworth Kangaroos women's and men's teams will take on the Saints at Tamworth No.1 Oval.