LESSONS are always going to happen with young sides.
It can be what you did well in a win, or about tiny mistakes in a close loss.
But sometimes, the lesson is how far you have left to go.
For Tongala’s A grade netballers, unfortunately this week it was the latter.
The Blues were on the wrong end of a 44-goal thumping at the hands of one of the Murray Netball League’s front runners, the Deniliquin Rams.
While the Blues were able to show signs at different stages throughout the contest, they were simply unable to stand up against a Rams side who will again have top four — and potentially premiership — aspirations in 2019.
The loss takes Tongala to 3-6, a scoreline which is by no means bad for the new look Blues lineup.
Finals is looking unlikely, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
They need look no further than their footballing counterparts at the same club who have shown how quickly a rebuild can be turned into a side that will push for finals.
The Blues have still a lot to learn on the court, especially in the way they challenge against the better sides in the competition.
But the signs are there, they simply have to persist.
Blues coach Caddison Mulholland was unable to be contacted.