PORT Fairy coach Sarah McCorkell says the Seagulls let opportunities slip in their preliminary final defeat.
But she praised her team for rising from an elimination final to finish third in a tight Hampden league netball competition.
“We said before the game 'we win together, we lose together’,” McCorkell said after the Seagulls’ 11-goal loss to Cobden on Saturday.
“I’ve said it all year and one thing I am happy about with our team is the character and I’d like to think no one is going to point fingers after a loss.
“Cobden is a good side, they finished on top, it was always going to be tough to beat them.”
McCorkell lamented lost chances.
The Seagulls were one goal up at quarter-time, one down at half-time and four down at the final change.
“I thought we had our opportunities in the first quarter where we broke away a couple of times by two or three goals and that was when it was really crucial we needed to keep that lead and break away,” she said.
“But as I said, against a good opponent, they don’t let you keep that lead.”