The narrative in the wake of all of Confederates' losses in 2020 haven't been centred around lack of effort or enthusiasm, rather a lack of polish in attacking position.
That was the story again for Nic Milne's girls after Saturday's Premier League Hockey loss to Panthers as the premiers booked themselves another spot in the grand final, while Feds will need to go through St Pat's to have another shot at the girls from Lithgow in the decider.
The 2-0 loss came on the back of a fast finish from the home side as a goal at the end of the third quarter, followed by another with just three minutes left in the game, put the result to bed.
"We had our opportunities and they took theirs," Feds' coach Nic Milne said.
"We just couldn't put any in but we played outstanding... I couldn't fault them."
Effort's always been high for Confederates throughout the year but Milne knows it'll take more than that to win their next two games in-a-row against elite competition, so he was straight to the drawing boards after the loss.
"I've been racking my brain all night with Fiona [Reith] about what we can to do better them a bit," he said.
"We want them to think more about just having a shot once they get to the circle instead of trying to get closer."
Milne will now turn his attention to a clash with St Pat's where in the regular season game, the blue and whites edges past Feds 1-0 in dour conditions at Orange.
"For us it will be the same structure as last time," he said.
"If the girls can play like they did yesterday they'll be competitive. "It's going to be nice and tough."
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