They may have been off-the-mark with their goal-kicking on Saturday but the New England Nomads did enough to topple the Inverell Saints.
Both sides kicked nine goals each but the Nomads still had more opportunities to pile on the points and they managed it with 14 behinds in the 10-point win.
"I would like to blame the wind but I think it was more the pressure Inverell created," Nomads player-coach James Treweeke said.
"There wasn't very many easy kicks which didn't help and I think we we do have one pocket, we call it a dead pocket, you very rarely kick a goal from there and we had a lot of shots from there.
"It is just a few things we can work on ourselves to help.
"I look at it as a positive; we still had 10 more scoring shots than them."
Treweeke said it was a "very different" Saints side to what they have seen in recent years.
"A lot of their older players either not playing, injured or just didn't make the trip but they have got a lot of juniors coming through," he said.
"Their juniors especially, if you have seen the results for the last few years, have been doing very well themselves."
The Nomads haven't been taking the field with impressive numbers either - Saturday they only had 19 players - in the 9.14-68 to 9.4-58 triumph.
But what they have lacked in quantity, they have certainly made up for in quality.
"A couple of standout performers as usual which helped us get over them," Treweeke said.
"A lot of the boys, Saturday was their third game ever and they are still earning the ropes but they had a bit of an impact for us, they are learning the game a lot better, understanding how to play it and the skills.
"A few of them kicked goals for the first time, first goals for the club, and played really well."
While the game against Inverell was a "tough" one, the challenges only harder for the Nomads who will go head-to-head with the Gunnedah Bulldogs.
They will also be missing a number of players.
"I think this week again we might be pushing to get a full team on the park with a few more boys sitting out," Treweeke said.
"[We have] one or two coming back who weren't there last week but we should still get a decent team on the park anyway.
"Wait and see Friday night, I will have a better idea."